President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi as the substantive Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examination Council NECO.
Ibrahim Wushishi is to replace Professor Godswill Obioma who passed on about two months ago. The council had put out a statement that Obioma died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack, after a brief illness, debunking the wide spread reports that he was killed by some unknown gunmen. The council had also appointed Ebikibina Ogborodi as the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive of the Council.
In a letter with reference number FME/PSE/NECO/1078/C.1/36, dated 16th July, 2021 and reportedly made available to newsmen, Wushishi’s appointment is for an initial period of five years effective 12th July 2021. The statement signed by Azeez Sani Head Public Relations and Information said the new appointee is a Professor of Science Education at the Federal University of Technology Minna Niger state before his appointment.
Born on 5th April, 1965 Professor Wushishi, who hails from Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State, is the first indigene of Niger state to be appointed the substantive Registrar of NECO.
He was a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, before he transferred his service to Federal University of Technology, Minna. Prior to his appointment, Wushishi has held other positions in the education sector, among which are Post Graduate Coordinator, Department of Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna; Sub-Dean School of Science and Science Education, FUT, Minna; Head of Department, Department of Science Education, FUT Minna; Head of Department, Department of Science Education, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai. Described as an erudite scholar, Professor Wushishi also has many scholarly publications to his credit, and is married with Children.