Tuesday, November 24

Nigeria: Buhari sacks NECO registrar, & four others for fraud

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has affirmed the end of the arrangement of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the enlistment center and CEO of the National Examinations Council (NECO) including other four personnels for fraud.

“After due thought of the analytical board on the charge of unacceptable direct leveled against you and some administration staff of the committee, Mr. President in exercise of his forces, has affirmed your expulsion as the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council with impact from the date of your suspension from obligation,” Permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono said in a letter for the Minister of Education, Adamu.

Buhari additionally excused four individuals from the administration of the test body for different offenses remembering asserted money related inappropriateness for a different letter and designated Abubakar Gana as NECO’s acting recorder.

Uwakwe was suspended May 2018 by the Federal Government over supposed money related botch and maltreatment of office in granting contracts worth N25 billion without following the fair treatment.

The previous enlistment center was blamed for disregarding the Public Procurement Act (2007) and as per PSR 030402 and Part 1 calendar 4 (I) of NECO Establishment Act.

NECO in a discharge on Wednesday affirmed that the suspended enlistment center had been alleviated of his arrangement by the President, while four individuals from the administration had likewise been excused.

Uwakwe was asked to hand over all the administration property in his care to the acting recorder.

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