The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the appointment of Ebikibina Ogborodi as the acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the council.
A statement released by Azeez Sani, Head of Information and Public Relations Division of the council on Thursday in Niger State, stated that until his recent appointment, Mr Ogborodi was the Director of Special Duties in the council.
Sani explained that the governing board approved the appointment of the acting registrar at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday.
“The appointment followed the death of the Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma on Monday, 1st June 2021 after a brief illness,” he said.
Ogborodi, who hails from Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, obtained his first degree from the University of Jos in 1986 and a second degree from the same university in 1999.
He joined the service of NECO in 1999 and had served in different capacities, including acting Director of Examination Development Department, acting Director of the Office of the Registrar, Director of General Services, and Director of Human Resource Management, among others.
A Circular issued by the council’s Director of Human Resource Management, Mustapha Abdul, stated that all activities of NECO would continue unabated as earlier planned.