The National Examinations Council (NECO) has debunked the news that the Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Godswill Obioma died as a result of assassination but as a result of illness.
This was disclosed in a circular released by the Council and signed by its Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Mustapha K. Abdul in Minna on Tuesday.
He quoted the family’s source as saying that Prof Obioma died on 31st May, 2021 after a brief illness at the age of 67.
“This is contrary to insinuations in the social media that the late Registrar was assassinated in his residence in Minna.” He said.
The Circular enjoined staff of the Council to remain calm and prayed for the peaceful repose of the soul of Prof. Obioma.
Prof. Obioma was born on 12th December, 1953 and hail from Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.
He was appointed Registrar of NECO on 14th May, 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was a Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, and also a former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC).
Until his appointment as Registrar of NECO, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi state Resident commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The late Registrar is survived by his wife and children.