The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the termination of the appointment of Prof Charles Uwakwe because the Registrar and Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council.
The President also dismissed four members of the management for various offences bordering on financial impropriety.
Uwakwe had been suspended since May 2018 by the federal government over alleged financial mismanagement and abuse of office.
The PUNCH reports that Mr Abubakar Gana was appointed because the acting Registrar.
Uwakwe and a few top officials allegedly awarded contracts within the council to the tune of N25billion without following the due process of law .
NECO during a release on Wednesday confirmed that the suspended registrar had been relieved of his appointment by the President, while four members of the management had also been dismissed.
The President’s directive was conveyed during a letter, dated May 11, and signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, which said Uwakwe was accused of violating the general public Procurement Act (2007) and pursuant to PSR 030402 and Part 1 schedule 4 (i) of NECO Establishment Act.