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Buhari sacks NECO registrar and four others

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the sack of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the register of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

The NECO boss  who has been suspended since 2018 after claims against him, involving unsatisfactory conduct and the mismanagement of N25 billion, he was sack with four other individuals from the administration for different offenses verging on financial impropriety.

The sack notice was passed on in a letter composed by Sunny Echono, The permanent secretary of the federal ministry of education. Uwakwe was blamed for abusing the Public Procurement Act (2007)
and pursuant to PSR 030402 and Part 1 schedule 4 (i) of NECO Establishment 

Echono disclosed that , “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.”

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

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.

The letter partly reads, “After due consideration of the Financial Report of the Review Committee, Mr. President has approved the recommendations as follows; Bamidele Olure, 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.

“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

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