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Our Registrar died of heart attack, not assassinated – NECO

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The National Examinations Council, NECO, has debunked the rumored assassination of its Registrar, Godswill Obioma, saying that he died in his sleep as a result of heart failure.

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The NECO’s Director of Human Resources, Abdul Mustapha, made the disclosure on Tuesday following reports of Mr Obioma’s assassination by unknown gunmen in Minna, the Niger State capital.

According to Mr Mustapha, the son of the deceased registrar had informed the management of the agency that his father was not assassinated.

The message read thus: “Mustapha K. Abdul (Director Human Resource Management, NECO.

“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.

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“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.

“Prince Godswill Obioma the 2nd, for the family.”

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