Charles Uwakwe: Nigerians react as Buhari sacks NECO registrar

Charles Uwakwe: Nigerians react as Buhari sacks NECO registrar

The sack of Charles Uwakwe, the registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO) by President Muhammadu Buhari has sparked some reactions and comments from Nigerians especially on the micro-blogging site, Twitter.

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Uwakwe was one of the five top NECO staff members that were sacked by President Buhari on Wednesday, May 20.

The development was greeted with remarks from Nigerians most of which supported the president's move to sanitise the nation's education system.

Many Nigerians believe that it is time for corruption in all sectors of the country to be history and as such gave their full consent to the sack of the NECO boss.

Other persons of similar thinking said that there was sanity in the education system until some bad eggs were brought into the system making things practically unbearable for everyone.

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One of such persons who goes by the name Tony4Real on Twitter said: "I am very sad by the actions of such people, they enjoyed when Nigeria was good, good jobs, free education, and they destroyed it."

However, another section of social media commentators has called for a tangible reason why the appointment of Uwakwe was terminated by the president.

The question was specifically raised by a Twitter subscriber, #ORIJINAdre, who asked: "Any tangible reason for the termination?"

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari has terminated the appointment of Uwakwe and four other management staff for various offenses.

Their removal comes after a panel investigating allegations of misconduct against them while they were on suspension recommended they be removed.

According to the newspaper, a May 11 letter signed by the permanent secretary Sonny Echono said Uwakwe was accused of violating the public procurement act.

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A statement from the council’s head of information and public relations, Azeez Sani, said the “President in exercise of his powers, has approved your removal as Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council with effect from the date of your suspension from duty”.

He was directed to hand over all government properties in his custody to the Acting Registrar of the Council.

Legit.ng gathered that the affected officers are: Bamidele Olure, Acting Director (Finance and Accounts), Shina Adetona, Head of Procurement Division, Tayo Odukoya, Deputy Director and Barr. Babatunde Aina, Head of Legal/Board matters.

Olure was dismissed for financial impropriety and not qualified to head the Finance and Accounts Department while Adetona was dismissed for acts tantamount to fraudulent practices, sabotage and suppression of official records. Odukoya was dismissed for acts of serious misconduct.

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