The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations (CCSOs) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of Prof. Godswil Obioma as the new National Examination Council(NECO) boss.
Until his appointment, Obioma was the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) in Ebonyi state.
The Executive Director, Conscience Nigeria, Mr. Tosin Adeyanju, who led the coalition signed a Press Statement in Abuja at the weekend, stressing that the appointment was a welcome development.
According to Adeyanju, the new NECO boss has the capacity to positively turn around the fortunes of the agency.
He declared that the nation and all stakeholders would in no time be proud of his giant strides at NECO.
He said: “Obioma is bringing on board a rich wealth of experience in the educational sector as a former Executive Secretary of Educational Research and Development Council(NERDC) and Director at the Universal Basic Education (UBEC).
“We have no doubt in our minds that the appointment is one of the best decisions to have been made to reposition our educational sector in recent times by President Buhari. We have simply put a round peg in a right hole this time around.”
Adeyanju in the statement further stated that “we equally want to advise Mr President not to entertain the cheap blackmail of the member representing Ezza-South/ Ikwo Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State, Honorable Chinedu Ogah who recently issued a statement asking for Prof, Obioma to be dropped because he lacks proper understanding of history of this upright man.
He further noted that Obioma was incorruptable in the discharge of his duties as Ebonyi State REC which must have necessitated his appointment by Mr President”.
The statement further added that “this track record is what our President stands for and that is what Professor Obioma has exhibited in all his public service engagements”.
“This is the major reason why he has been saddled with onerous responsibilities at all times and the recent one is not supprising to us in the Civil Society Community”.
Adeyanju called on the general public to Refrain from what he described as the “ranting of the honourable whose responsibility is law making and not to question worthy appointments of Mr President.
“I urge Ogah to tender an undeserved apology to the revered academician immediately as all allegations against him are mere fictions” She added.