NECO registrar died after brief illness – Official


The Registrar/Chief Executive, National Examinations Council (NECO) Prof. Godswill Obioma has died at the age of 67.

A Circular issued by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Mustapha K. Abdul in Minna on Tuesday, quoted family sources as saying that Prof. Obioma died on 31st May,
2021 after a brief illness.

This is contrary to insinuations in the social media that the late Registrar was assassinated in his residence in Minna, by Head, Information and Public Relations Division of NECO Azeez Sani said.

Accordimg to the statement, the circular enjoined staff of the Council to remain calm and pray for the repose of the soul of Prof. Obioma.

Prof. Obioma was born on 12th December, 1953 and hails from Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.

He was appointed Registrar of NECO on 14th May, 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, late Prof. Obioma was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council

Until his appointment as Registrar of NECO, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The late Registrar is survived by his wife and children.