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Buhari appoints Wushisi to replace slain Obioma as NECO Registrar

Mr Wushishi replaces Professor Godswill Obioma who was assassinated on June 1, 2021.

• July 19, 2021
Wushishi and Obioma
A composite of Professor Ibrahim Wushishi and Professor Godswill Obioma used to illustrate the story

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Wushishi as Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Mr Wushishi replaces Professor Godswill Obioma who was assassinated on June 1, 2021.

A statement by NECO’s spokesman, Azeez Sani, said that Mr Wushishi’s appointment was contained in a letter signed by education minister Adamu Adamu, dated July 16, 2021.

It said the appointment had an initial tenure of five years with effect from July 12.

Mr Wushishi, a 56-year-old Professor of Science Education from Niger, was a lecturer at the Uthman Danfodio University, Sokoto, before he transferred his service to the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna.

He has held several positions in the education sector among which are Post-Graduate Coordinator, Department of Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna.

Mr Wushishi was also Sub-Dean, School of Science, and Head of Department of Science Education, FUT Minna.

He was also Head of Department of Science Education, IBB University, Lapai, while on Sabbatical leave.

Ebikibina Ogborodi, Director of Special Duties, had acted as Registrar of the examinations body after the demise of Mr Obioma. 

(NAN)

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