President Buhari Sacks Neco Registrar, Four Officials

Prof Charles Uwakwe had been terminated as National Examination Council Registrar and chief Executive in an approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Federal Government had suspended Prof Charles Uwakwe since May 2018 mismanagement of finance and abuse of office.
Four members of the management was also dismissed for various offences bordering on financial impropriety. Mr Abubakar Gana was later appointed as the Registrar.
Uwakwe and some top officials allegedly awarded contracts in the council to the tune of N25billion without following the due process.
NECO in a release on Wednesday confirmed that the suspended registrar had been relieved of his appointment by the President, while four members of the management had also been dismissed.
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 in a President’s directive that 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.
Echono said, “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 the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council with effect from the date of your suspension from duty.”
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.
Prof Charles Uwakwe was also directed to hand over all the government property in his custody to the acting Registrar.

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