Buhari sacks NECO registrar, four officials

President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar/Chief Executive of the
National Examinations Council, (NECO).


Similarly, he has dismissed four other Management Staff of the Council for various offences.


In a Letter dated 11th May, 2020 and signed by the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono on
behalf of the Education Minister, 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.


Part of the letter reads: “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
Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council with effect from the date of your suspension from duty”.


The Former Registrar was directed to hand over all Government properties in his custody to the Acting Registrar of the Council.

Also, in another letter with reference NO: FME/S/1419/C.3/T/98, dated 11th May, 2020, and signed by the Permanent Secretary,
Arc. Sonny Echono, it’s disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dismissal from service of Four
Management Staff for various offences.

A Press Statement signed by Head Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani said the affected officers are: Mr.
Bamidele Olure, Acting Director (Finance and Acounts), Dr. Shina Adetona, Head of Procurement Division, Mr. Tayo Odukoya,
Deputy Director and Barr. Babatunde Aina, Head of Legal/Board matters

The letter stated that “after due consideration of the Financial report of the Review Committee, Mr. President has approved the
recommendations as follows”.


“Mr. Bamidele Amos Olure, Acting Director (Finance and Accounts), dismissal from the service with effect from the date of his
suspension from office having been found guilty of financial impropriety and not qualified to Head the Finance and Accounts
Department”.


The letter also stated that Dr. Shina Adetona was dismissed from service with effect from the date he was suspended from office for
acts tantamount to fraudulent practices, sabotage and suppression of official records pursuant to PSR 030402 (b & t). He is also to
be prosecuted in line with section 58 (5) (a & b) of the Public Procurement Act (PPA) (2007) for flagrant violation of PPA 2007 as
Head of Procurement and misleading Management on Procurement.

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