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NECO Registrar’s son narrates father’s death

son of the late Registrar of the National Examination Council, (NECO), Prince Godswill Obioma the 2nd, on Tuesday narrated how his father died.

A short letter he sent to the management of the council indicated that the Registrar died after a brief illness.

The letter reads,  “Dear Sir, this is to formally inform you that my father Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO passed to eternal glory yesterday 31/5/2021 after a brief illness.
“We request that you kindly notify the Board, Management and the entire staff of the Council of this development.

.“We shall keep you duly informed.”

It was further learnt that the registrar died on Monday evening after his trip from Abuja to Minna. He was said to have complained of being tired at about 3pm but was found dead at about 5pm in his house.

Recall that the late registrar appointed in 2020,was alleged of mismanagement and corruption by both the staff and board of the agency.

He was alleged  to have also attempted to release the sum of N1.8 billion to some contractors who the board had said should not be paid.

The examination body’s board had recommended his removal to the education minister, Adamu Adamu.

The recommendation was said to have been forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval and could have been removed  this week before news of his  death broke.

Earlier reports had claimed the late registrar, was  reportedly strangled to death by gunmen suspected to be assassins.

The report said his wife, Elizabeth Obioma, confirmed the incident on Tuesday morning.

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