NECO Registrar Mr Godswill Obioma Assassinated

Incumbent Registrar of the National Examinations Council, (NECO) Professor Godswill Obioma Has Been Assassinated / Killed by Unknown Gunmen Suspected to be Hired Assassins, on the Night of Monday, May 31, 2021.

Unknown gunmen on Monday night stormed the residence of Professor Godswill Obioma, strangling him in what his wife suspected to be an assassination.

“The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything,” Elizabeth Obioma told Pressmen by telephone on Tuesday morning.

Weeping profusely, Mrs Obioma said her husband had just returned to Minna from a trip to Abuja when the armed men, lurking in his compound, descended on him and strangled him.

A police spokesman did not immediately return a request seeking comments about the development.

Mr Obioma had been facing attempts to remove him from office as the head of NECO, a prominent examination body run by the Nigerian government.

Mr Obioma, 67, was appointed head of NECO barely a year ago on May 14, 2020. He hailed from Abia in Nigeria’s Igbo-dominated South-East region.

May his Soul Rest in Peace!


NECO Registrar Mr Godswill Obioma Assassinated

The Registrar/Chief Executive, National Examinations Council (NECO) Prof. Godswill Obioma has died at the age of 67. A Circular issued by the Director, Human Resource Management, Mr. Mustapha K. Abdul in Minna on Tuesday, quoted family sources as saying that Prof. Obioma died on 3 I. May, 2021 after a brief illness.

It is is contrary to insinuations in the social media that the late Registrar was assassinated in his residence in Minna.

The Circular enjoined staff of the Council to remain calm and prayed for the repose of the soul of Prof. Obioma. Pro, Obioma was born on 12th December, 1953 and hails from Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.

He was appointed Registrar of NECO on 14th May, 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, late Prof. Obioma was a former Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC).

Until his appointment as Registrar of NECO, Prof. Obioma was the Ebonyi State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The late Registrar is survived by his wife and children.

Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division.