The regional politics playing out at the National Examination Council (NECO),
took another twist on Wednesday, as the Federal Government announced
the appointment of another registrar for the examination body.
Barely one month after he was appointed Registrar/Chief Executive
Officer of NECO), the Federal Government may have bowed to pressure from
interest groups in the North and eased out Prof. Monday Joshua from
Joshua’s removal was announced on the network service of the Nigerian
Television Authority (NTA), without him having any knowledge of the
The professor of Educational Research Measurement and Evaluation from the University of Calabar (UNICAL),
who took over from Prof. Promise Okpalla last month has, however, been
appointed Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of
In his stead, former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Bayero
University, Kano (BUK), Prof. Abdulrasheed Garba, has been appointed new
This comes after members of the National Youth Council (NYC), Niger
State chapter, stormed the NECO Headquarters to demand the appointment
of an indigene of the state as the chief executive of the council.