The governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has given nod to the appointment of Mr Ebikibina John Ogborodi as its new acting Registrar.
This appointment is coming two days after the demise of immediate Registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma, who died on Monday.
The cause of the death of Obioma still remains sketchy, as of press time, as it has been generating controversy. The wife of the deceased Elizabeth Obioma claimed her husband was assassinated by some armed men, while NECO claimed its late Registrar died after suffering a brief illness.
Meanwhile, NECO has announced the appointment of Ogborodi as Acting Registrar.
This was contained in a circular issued by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr Mustapha Abdul in Minna on Thursday.
According to the Circular, the governing board of NECO in an emergency meeting which held on Wednesday endorsed the appointment of Ogborodi.
Abdul in the circular also explained that Ogborodi’s appointment followed order as he is the most senior director in the council.
Prior to his appointment, Ogborodi was the Director of Special Duties in the Council.
Ogborodi hails from Sagbama Local Government Area(LGA) of Bayelsa State.
He joined the service of NECO in 1999 and had served in different capacities.
He was a former Acting Director, Examination Development Department; Acting Director, Office of the Registrar; Director, General Services and Director, Human Resource Management among others.