The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the appointment of an Acting Registrar/Chief Executive in the person of Ebikibina John Ogborodi from Bayelsa State.
Ogborodi was appointed based on the approval of the Governing Board of the examinations council as contained in a statement by NECO spokesperson, Azeez Sani.
Sani noted that the approval was given by the Governing Board at its emergency meeting held on 2nd June, 2021 based on the fact that Mr. Ogborodi is the current most senior Director in the council.
The appointment comes two days after the death of the previous NECO boss, Professor Godswill Obioma.
The statement reads: “Mr. Ogborodi’s appointment was as a result of his being the most Senior Director in the Council. The Circular stated that all activities of the Council are to continue unabated as earlier planned.
Mr. Ogborodi hails from Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.”
“He obtained his first Degree from University of Jos in 1986 and a Master Degree in Learning Disability from the same university in 1999.”
“The Acting Registrar joined the service of NECO in 1999 and had served in different capacities.”
“He was a former Acting Director, Examination Development Department; Acting Director, Office of the Registrar; Director, General Services and Director, Human Resource Management among others.”
Meanwhile, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has claimed that the late Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma was killed.
Ortom further said Obioma was killed because of the inability of the government to provide adequate security for the citizens.