The Registrar of the National Examinations Council, Professor Godswill Obioma is dead
Obioma died Monday night in his Minna residence in Niger State.
The deceased’s widow, Mrs Elizabeth Obioma, told newsmen that her husband was killed by gunmen.
“The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything,” she said.
The 67-year-old indigene of Abia State was appointed NECO Registrar in May 2020.
But the son of the deceased in a letter addressed to the Director Human Resource Management, NECO, Mustapha Abdul, said his father died after a “brief illness”.
The letter read, “Dear Sir, this is to formally inform you that my father, Prof. Godswill Obioma, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO passed to eternal glory yesterday, 31/5/2021, after a brief illness.
“We request that you kindly notify the Board, Management and the entire staff of the Council of this development.
“We shall keep you duly informed.”
The Niger State Police Command had yet to comment on the death as at the time of filing this report.
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