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Abdulrasheed Takes Over As Tommy Bows Out Of Neco

Posted: Jun 3, 2015 at 12:20 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chinwendu Nnadozie  –  Minna


A new Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Abdulrasheed Garba has assumed office.

He has given assurance to build on the legacies of his predecessor, Professor Monday Tommy, now redeployed to the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) as Executive Secretary.

Professor Monday whose short tenure was remarkable as attested to by members of staff during the short handover ceremony at the headquarters of the examination body left NECO exactly 50 days after he took over as the councils’ Chief Executive Officer.

Addressing members of staff after a brief management meeting, Professor Garba commended his predecessor for making remarkable impact in the lives of NECO staff in less than two months in office and assured that he would continue with his policies on staff welfare.

Garba who said he was open to constructive criticisms aimed at sustaining the mandate of the council, also promised to operate an open door policy with fairness and give room for freedom of association.

Seeking for an extension of the same cooperation given to his predecessor during his short stay in NECO, he said such would no doubt assist him and the management to achieve the desired impact.

The NECO boss who was a former Deputy Vice Chancellor at Bayero University, Kano (BUK) in his own words said, “I need your understanding and cooperation to achieve desired result in NECO. My success is to your credit and to my credit as well, your welfare I promise will be top on my agenda”.

A Special Adviser to the former Minister of Education, he said he would do everything possible to maintain the credibility and mandate of NECO devoid of all forms of marginalisation as every staff will be equally treated.

He added, “My predecessor met a wonderful family in NECO and added value to the family by bringing harmony which I will build upon to achieve the mandate establishing the examination council.”

Acknowledging cheers from the workers at the farewell ceremony, the out gone Registrar, Professor Monday paid tributes to the workers for their support that gave opportunity for his policy of, ‘fairness and an inclusiveness’ to thrive during his short stay.

“My style of leadership entails that every staff of NECO should be Registrar’s favourite and this boosted the morale of workers as well as their welfare. That should be part of the legacies I will leave behind, I am leaving NECO as a very happy man”, the former Registrar pointed out.

He therefore urged the workers to extend the same support and cooperation he enjoyed to his successor as he assumes duty and responsibility as the Executive Secretary National Council for Colleges of Education.

The professor of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation succeeded Professor Promise Okpala in April this year.