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Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar, Four Others

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Prof. Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

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Along with him, four other management members were also sacked.

Abubakar Gana has been appointed in acting capacity to replace Uwakwe.

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The President’s directive was conveyed in a letter, dated May 11, and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, which said 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.

The former Registrar was also directed to hand over all the government property in his custody to the acting Registrar.

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In another letter, FME/S/1419/C.3/T/98, on May 11, by the Permanent Secretary, the President approved the dismissal from service of four Management workers.

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Uwakwe had been suspended since May 2018 by the Federal Government over alleged financial mismanagement and abuse of office. He and some top officials allegedly awarded contracts in the council to the tune of N25 billion without following the due process.

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