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Buhari fires NECO Chief

PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI HAS APPROVED THE TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSOR CHARLES UWAKWE AS THE REGISTRAR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (NECO).

THE PRESIDENT’S DIRECTIVE WAS CONVEYED IN A LETTER, AND SIGNED BY THE PERMANENT SECRETARY IN THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SONNY ECHONO, ON BEHALF OF THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, ADAMU ADAMU.

IN THE LETTER, UWAKWE WAS ACCUSED OF VIOLATING THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT (2007) AMONGST OTHERS, HOWEVER, HE WAS SUSPENDED IN MAY 2018 BY THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, THE PARENT MINISTRY OF THE AGENCY, FOR ALLEGED FINANCIAL MISMANAGEMENT AND ABUSE OF OFFICE.

BUHARI ALSO DISMISSED FOUR MEMBERS OF THE MANAGEMENT FOR VARIOUS OFFENCES BORDERING ON FINANCIAL MISCONDUCT.

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