President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Registrar of National Examination Council, NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe.
Buhari also approved the sack of four other management staff which are – Mr. Bamidele Olure, Acting Director, Finance and Accounts), Dr. Shina Adetona, Head of Procurement Division, Mr. Tayo Odukoya, Deputy Director, and Barr. Babatunde Aina, Head of Legal/Board Matters.
The NECO boss was retrenched for allegedly violating the Public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 030402 and part 1 schedule 4 (i) of NECO Establishment Act.
A letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono read:
“After due consideration of the report of the investigative panel on the allegation of unsatisfactory conduct levelled against you and some management staff of the Council, Mr. President in the exercise of his powers, has approved your removal as Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council with effect from the date of your suspension from duty.”