Breaking: NECO appoints new registrar

Following the demise of Professor Godswill Obioma, the governing board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced the appointment of its new registrar.

TrillerTunes understands that the development was contained in a communique released on Thursday, June 3.

The Nigerian exam body announced Mr Ebikibina John Ogborodi as the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council. Recall that Obioma was reported dead on Monday, 1st June 2021 after a brief illness.

Until his appointment, Ogborodi was the Director, Special Duties in the Council. His appointment was confirmed in a circular issued by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Mustapha K. Abdul.

TrillerTunes learnt that Ogborodi’s appointment was endorsed by the Governing Board at its emergency meeting held on 2nd June, 2021. His appointment was as a result of his being the most senior Director in the Council, the communique stated.

The circular added that all activities of the Council are to continue unabated as earlier planned. TrillerTunes also understands that Mr. Ogborodi hails from Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

He obtained his first degree from the University of Jos in 1986 and a Master Degree in Learning Disability from the same university in 1999.

The Acting Registrar joined the service of NECO in 1999 and had served in different capacities. He was a former Acting Director, Examination Development Department; Acting Director, Office of the Registrar; Director, General Services and Director, Human Resource Management among others.

The acting registrar is also married to one wife and is blessed with children.

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