NECO Registrar dies after brief illness in his Minna home


Late Prof. Godswill Obioma, Registrar/Chief Executive, NECO.

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The Registrar of National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Godswill Obioma, is dead.

He died on Monday 31 May, 2021 in his Kura, Minna, Niger State home, after a brief illness.

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The death of Prof. Obioma was announced via a circular issued on Tuesday, dated 1st June, 2021 and signed by Mustapha K. Abdul, the Director of Human Resources Management, NECO, with reference:

The circular copy of which was obtained by The DEFENDER and titled, “Death of NECO Registrar/Chief Executive”, confirmed that the NECO Registrar died after a brief illness in his home on Monday.

“I am directed to inform all staff of the Council of the death of Prof. Godswill Obioma, Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO), who according to family sources, died yesterday 31st May 2021.

“While staff are enjoined to remain calm, the Council prays for the repose of his soul,” Director of Human Resources Management, Mustapha Abdul, said in the circular.

Prof. Obioma was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as NECO Registrar/Chief Executive in a letter dated 15th May 2020 stating that his tenure took effect from 14th May 2020.

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