- An acting registrar has been appointed to take over the office of late Godswill Obioma who died after a brief illness
- The new appointee is Ebikibina John Ogborodi, a native of Sagbama local government area of Bayelsa state
- Ogborodi who joined NECO in 1999 had occupied several administrative positions before his latest appointment announced on Thursday, June 3
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The appointment of Ebikibina John Ogborodi as the acting registrar and chief executive of the National Examination Council (NECO) has been approved by the body's governing members.
Ogborodi's appointment was announced by the council's head of information and public relations division, Mallam Azeez Sani, on Thursday, June 3, The Sun reports.
Before his latest elevation, the acting registrar who hails from the Sagbama local government area of Bayelsa was serving as the director of special duties.
He has degrees from the University of Jos in 1986 and 1999 in Learning Disability, Ogborodi, and went ahead to join the examination body the same year.
The Guardian reports that among other top position Ogborodi had held are acting director, examination development department, acting director, office of the registrar, director, general services and director, human resource management.
Confirmation, reactions trail Obioma's death
Earlier, NECO had confirmed trending news concerning late Obioma. In a statement made available by the examination body on Twitter, the registrar was reported to have died after a brief illness on Monday, May 31.
The body consequently urged its members to remain calm. Recall that news had circulated that Obioma was assassinated.
This sparked diverse reactions with many believing there was foul play.
"Godswill Obioma, the Registrar-General of #NECO, who had been at odds with some of the senior folks in the Fed Min of Education, was strangled to death last night in Minna, Niger, state, in North-Central #Nigeria."
@firstladyship also said:
"NECO Registrar Godswill Obioma was strangled to death. There’s been a ongoing rift between him & high-ups at NECO. Imo & Niger States are APC states. "We should allow the authorities to unravel the mysteries; Ahmed Gulak’s assassination in Owerri, & Obioma’s killing in Minna."