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Thursday, May 21, 2020

President Buhari Sacks NECO Registrar And Dismisses 4 Others Over Fraud Allegations...

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Registrar, National Examination Council, NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe and outrightly dismissed four top management officials of the council over a series of allegations.

This was contained in a letter dated May 11, 2020 signed by the Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, on behalf of the Education Minister, and made available to DAILY POST by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Mr. Azeez Sani,

Their removal was as a result of recommendations by a panel investigating allegations of misconduct levelled against them while they were on suspension.

In the letter, Prof Uwakwe was accused of violating the Public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 030402 and part 1 schedule 4 (i) of NECO Establishment Act and was directed to hand over all Government properties in his custody to the Acting Registrar of the Council.

Also, in another letter with reference NO: FME/S/1419/C.3/T/98, and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, the four other management staff have been dismissed from service for various offences.

The affected officials, according to the letter were 

Mr. Bamidele Olure, Acting Director (Finance and Accounts),

 Dr. Shina Adetona, Head of Procurement Division, 

Mr. Tayo Odukoya, Deputy Director 

 Barr. Babatunde Aina, Head of Legal/Board matters.

It reads in part, “After due consideration of the Financial report of the Review Committee, Mr. President has approved the recommendations as follows.

“Mr. Bamidele Amos Olure, Acting Director (Finance and Accounts), dismissal from the service with effect from the date of his suspension from office having been found guilty of financial impropriety and not qualified to Head the Finance and Accounts Department”.

“Dr. Shina Adetona was dismissed from service with effect from the date he was suspended from office for acts tantamount to fraudulent practices, sabotage and suppression of official records.

“Tayo Odukoya was dismissed from service for acts of serious misconduct which violates PSR 030301 and PSR 030402 (q) (t) (w). He is to be prosecuted in line with section 58 (5) (a) and (b) of the Public Procurement Act (2007) for flagrant violation of the Act.

“Barrister Babatunde Aina was dismissed from service for falsification of records and dishonesty in the sale of NECO Guest House, which violates section 2609 (a) of the Financial Regulations (FR) and PPA (2007).”

The Minister of Education then directed the Management of NECO to Commence the process of recovering ill-gotten benefits/gains from Mr. Odukoya who acted as Director of a company (M/S I-web Solutions) while in service of Government.

It would be recalled that Prof. Uwakwe and two of the dismissed top officers Staff were on 10th May, 2018 placed on suspension while an investigative panel was constituted to probe the allegations of unsatisfactory conduct levelled against them.


  1. Can't we just have honest people in positions?

  2. Good job. Let's treat crime as crime. They should be arrested and prosecuted and if found guilty, serve their jail term. Sacking them is not just enough, if not others will do same and expect just a sack.

  3. Oh wow,it's a goodbye then.

    Bye Felicia✋

  4. And they will be replaced with Alhaji Mohammed Kazaure, Mr Bitrus Dangangiba, Mr Ismaila Kontagora and Mrs Aisha Funtua. All appointments take immediate effect.

    1. That's why they should have done their job honestly and not embezzled funds.
      if you don't steal then they wont need to replace you

    2. Good answer, Anon 10:44. Don't do wrong expecting to get away with it using sentiments. DO you blame the norther or the southerner who did wrong?

  5. Corruption everywhere, stealing in every corner. God only you can save this country and send us David who will save us from all these Sauls

  6. How can i obtain my original certificates biko?

  7. Their business,as far as I'm concern, all of them in power are corrupt and guilty of this same crime.

  8. I will comment when an Audu, Bashir, Tahir and co replaces them... 😏😏😏😏

  9. aboki totakeover


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