December 5, 2020

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NECO registrar, Uwakwe and four others dismissed by PMB.

NECO registrar, Uwakwe and four others dismissed by PMB.

Professor Uwakwe the NECO registrar has been on suspension since 2018 following a probe of allegations of unsatisfactory conduct against him, which one is involving mismanagement of N25 billion, has today been dismissed alongside four members of the management for various offences bordering on monetary blunder.
Uwakwe was directed to hand over all government property in his custody to Abubakar Gana, who had been appointed as the acting registrar since 2018.

The President of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari today approved the sack of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the registrar and chief executive officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

The sack notice was communicated in a letter written by Sunny Echono, the permanent secretary of the federal ministry of education.

Professor Uwakwe was accused of violating the Public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 030402 and Part 1 schedule 4 (i) of NECO Establishment Act.

Some part of the letter below…

“After due consideration of the investigative panel on the allegation of unsatisfactory conduct levelled against you and some management staff of the council, Mr. President in exercise of his powers, has approved your removal as the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council with effect from the date of your suspension from duty.”

Four others that were dismissed alongside Uwakwe are senior officials of the exam body include
*Bamidele Olure, director of finance and accounts; sacked after being “found guilty of financial impropriety and not qualified to Head the Finance and Accounts Department”
*Shina Adetona, head of NECO’s procurement division; was dismissed and will face prosecution for acts tantamount to fraudulent practices, sabotage, and suppression of official records.
*Tayo Odukoya, deputy director;
*Babatunde Aina, head of legal and board matters.

The council was also directed to start recovering the “ill-gotten” benefits Odukoya got as the director of M/S I-web Solutions.

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