Nigerians react as Buhari sacks NECO registrar, appoints Northern replacement


Thursday May 21,2020

President Muhammadu Buhari has come under attack over the sack of the Registrar, National Examination Council, NECO, Prof. Charles Uwakwe.

We reported that NECO registrar was sacked on Wednesday for fraudulent practices and suppression of official records.

Mr Abubakar Gana was immediately appointed as the acting Registrar.

This did not go down well with some Nigerians who took to their Twitter pages, accusing the President of practicing nepotism.

They lamented the replacement of the registrar with a Northerner.

Here are some comments gathered by us from Twitter:

@Mr_temitope “Another Abubakar is the acting Registrar. Yes, the former registrar was sacked for corruption which is a grave offence and should be prosecuted but is there no incorruptible Nigerian from another region or tribe? Well those that support nepotism should enjoy it while it lasts.”

@Petre_mc “Mr president continues to systematically eliminate the southerners while replacing them with Northerners. Rwandans genocide na like this it started oh

Four other top management officials of the council were also dismissed after investigation.

Udehem2020 “The new chief of staff at work he is installing his boys in power so it will be easy for him to loot his own share of our resources.”

@Faith “Yes another sack to replace them with the most Educated and wise people from the North. It’s not strange anymore. “

@Olatundeolaleye “Must every appointment go to a particular region.


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