President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved Professor Charles Uwakwe of his duty as the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examination Council.
According to reports, Prof Uwakwe had been placed on suspension since 10th May, 2018, while an investigative panel was constituted to probe the allegations of unsatisfactory conduct levelled against them.
Prof. Uwakwe was alleged to have awarded a N25bn contract without the knowledge of either the Federal Ministry of Education or the governing board of the council and recruiting some staff without the knowledge of the appropriate authorities.
But in a letter dated May 11, 2020 signed by the Permanent Secretary of Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono on behalf of the Education Minister, Professor Uwakwe was directed to hand over all government properties in his custody to the Acting Registrar of the Council.
“After due consideration of the investigative panel on the allegation of unsatisfactory conduct levelled against you and some management staff of the Council, Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari in exercise of his powers, has approved your removal as Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council with effect from when you were suspended (10 May, 2018) from duty,” part of the letter read.