Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has sent a congratulatory message to Professor Godswill Obioma on his appointment as the new Registrar/CEO of the National Examinations Council (NECO) for an initial tenure of five years.

A statement made available to Naijatell by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Sir Onyebuchi Ememanka, on Friday reads, “Governor Ikpeazu received the news of the appointment with great delight and described Professor Obioma as a pride to Abia State and an outstanding scholar of repute who has stamped his scholarly authority in the educational sector of our country.”

“Governor Ikpeazu recalled with pride, the sterling antecedents of Professor Obioma who was appointed a Professor of Mathematics Education and Evaluation at the age of 36 in 1991 and has since then been a beacon of light in public service holding top positions including Special Assistant, Policy Monitoring and Evaluation to the Military Governor of Abia State in 1994, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Mathematical Center in 1997, Special Assistant, Programs and Policy to the Minister of Education in 2003, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council in 2005 and until now, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ebonyi State.”

“Governor Ikpeazu is confident that Professor Obioma will discharge the duties of his new office with his characteristic diligence and a high sense of patriotism, bringing his long years of experience in educational administration and planning to bear on the nation’s premier School Certificate Examinations body.”


“The Governor also expressed his deep gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the appointment.”

“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, on behalf of government and people of Abia State wishes Professor Godswill Obioma a very successful tenure.”



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