BREAKING(UPDATED): NECO Registrar Dies

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The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer National Examinations Council (NECO) Professor Godswill Obioma is dead.

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Gunmen stormed his residence Monday night, strangled him to death and left without taking anything.

He died last night in Minna, Niger state.

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“The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything,” the wife Elizabeth Obioma told Peoples Gazette.

Obioma disclosed her husband returned to Minna from a trip to Abuja when the assassins pounced on him.The incident occurred one day after the murder of Ahmed Gulak.

The former presidential political adviser was killed in Imo.

Buhari appointed Obioma last year. The confirmation letter dated May 15, 2020 was signed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.The appointment, for an initial tenure of five years, took effect from May 14, 2020.

Obioma replaced the former Acting Registrar, Abubakar Gana. The handover ceremony was held at NECO Headquarters in Minna.

Obioma, 67, was a Professor of Education Measurement and Evaluation. He served as the Executive Secretary, Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.

Obioma was appointed as the Registrar of NECO on the 22nd of May 2020.

The deceased was formerly the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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