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President Buhari has sacked and outright dismissal of Prof. Charles Uwakwe, who is the Registrar, National Examination Council (NECO), and other four top management officials of the council over a series of the allegation.

It was contained in the letter signed by the Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Education, dated May 11, 2020.

Their removal was a result of recommendations by a panels investigating allegations of misconduct leveled against the Registrar and others while they were on suspension.

In the letter, the Registrar was accused of violating the Public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 030402 and also been the part 1 schedule 4 (i) of NECO Establishment Act and was directed to hand over all Federal Governments properties in his custody to the Newly Acting Registrar of the Councils.

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Also, in another letter with reference NOs: FME/S/1419/C.3/T/98, and signed by the Permanents Secretary, Arc. Sonny Echono, the four other management staffs, has been dismissed from service for various offenses.

The affected officials, according to the letters were Mr. Bamidele Olure, Acting Directors (Finance and Accounts), Barr. Babatunde Aina, Heads of Legal/Board matters and Dr. Shina Adetona, Head of Procurement Division, Mr. Tayo Odukoya, Deputy Director.

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.

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“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 processes in recovering ill-gotten benefits/gains from Mr. Odukoya who acted as Director of a company (M/S I-web Solutions) while in service of Governments.

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

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