By Sylvia Olowojoba

The Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the appointment of Mr. Ebikibina John Ogborodi as the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council

The appointment followed the death of the Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma on Monday, 31st May, 2021 after a brief illness.

Until his appointment, Mr. Ogborodi was the Director Special Duties in the Council.

A statement signed by the Council’s Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Mr. Azeez Sani, said Mr. Ogborodi’s appointment was contained in a Circular issued by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Mustapha K. Abdul, which explained that the Acting Registrar’s appointment was endorsed by the Governing Board at its emergency meeting held on 2nd June 2021.

The Circular explained that Mr. Ogborodi’s appointment was as a result of him being the most Senior Director in the Council. The Circular stated that all activities of the Council are to continue unabated as earlier planned.

Mr. Ogborodi hails from Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. He obtained his first degree from the University of Jos in 1986 and a Master’s Degree in Learning Disability from the same university in 1999.

The Acting Registrar 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.

Mr. Ogborodi is married and blessed with children

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