NECO Says Obioma Died After Brief Illness

NECO Says Obioma Died After Brief Illness
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By Chika Mefor-Nwachukwu

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has finally released a statement over the death of it’s registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma.

According to the statement, signed by the Head Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, Obioma, who was 67, died after a brief illness.

A Circular issued by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Mustapha K. Abdul in Minna on Tuesday, quoted family sources as saying that Prof Obioma died on 31st May, 2021 after a brief illness.

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This is contrary to insinuations in the social media that the late Registrar was assassinated in his residence in Minna. The Circular enjoined staff of the Council to remain calm and prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of Prof. Obioma. 

Prof. Obioma was born on 12th December, 1953 and hail from Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.

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He was appointed Registrar of NECO on 14th May, 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, late Professor Obioma was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC).

Until his appointment as Registrar of NECO, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi state Resident commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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