The President, authorised the termination of the appointment of Prof Charles Uwakwe.
Uwakwe and a few top officials allegedly awarded contracts within the council to the tune of N25billion.
Mr Abubakar Gana appointed as the acting Registrar.
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), authorised the termination of the appointment of Prof Charles Uwakwe as the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council.
The President additionally dismissed 4 members of the management for numerous offences bordering on monetary impropriety.
Uwakwe suspended since May 2018 by the Federal Government over alleged monetary mismanagement and abuse of office.
Uwakwe and a few top officials allegedly awarded contracts within the council to the tune of N25billion without following the due process.
NECO in a release on Wednesday confirmed that the suspended registrar relieved of his appointment by the President. Whereas 4 members of the management additionally dismissed.
The President’s directive 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 stated Uwakwe accused of violating the Public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 030402 and Part 1 schedule 4 (i) of NECO Establishment Act.
Echono stated, “After due consideration of the investigative panel on the allegation of unsatisfactory conduct levelled towards you and some management staff of the council. Mr. President in exercise of his powers, permitted 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 additionally directed to hand over all the federal 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 permitted the dismissal from service of 4 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 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.”