NECO Registrar Dies @ 67

Written by Basirat Memudu
The Late Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma

The Registrar of National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma died as a result of brief illness at the age of 67 years.

A statement issued by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Mustapha 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.

The statement urged 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.

A Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, late Professor Obioma was 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.

Professor Obioma is survived by his wife and children.