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Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar and 4 Top Officials Over Fraud



President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of the registrar at National Examination Council, Charles Uwakwe and for other senior staffs on fraud offenses.

Daily Trust reports that, their dismissal comes after investigations by a panel over allegations of misconduct against them while they were on suspension pending their removal.

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The officers affected include the Acting Director (Finance and Accounts), Bamidele Olure; Head of Procurement Division, Shina Adetona; Deputy Director Tayo Odukoya, and Head of Legal/Board matters, Babatunde Aina.

According to reports, Uwakwe and these top officials allegedly awarded contracts in the council to the tune of N25billion without following the due process.

A news report also added that a letter signed by the permanent secretary Sonny Echono on May 11 said Uwakwe was accused of violating public procurement act.

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“After due consideration of the investigative panel on the allegation of unsatisfactory conduct levelled against you and some management staff of the council, Mr President in the exercise of his powers has approved your removal as the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council with effect from the date of your suspension from duty,” Mr Sani quoted the letter saying.

He was asked to hand over all the government properties in his custody to the acting registrar, Abubakar Gana.

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Mr Olure, was dismissed for alleged financial impropriety and for not being qualified to head the Finance and Accounts Department.

Mr Adetona was dismissed for acts tantamount to fraudulent practices, sabotage and suppression of official records while Odukoya was dismissed for acts of serious misconduct, the spokesperson said.

Mr Aina was dismissed from service for falsification of records and dishonesty in the sale of NECO Guest House, which is being investigated by the anti-graft agency, EFCC.

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