NECO Registrar Prof Charles Uwakwe (photo credit: The Guardian)NECO

The Ministry of Education has suspended the Registrar of National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof Charles Uwakwe, over alleged financial mismanagement and abuse of office.

Two deputy directors in charge of finance and procurement in the council were also suspended.

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Concise News gathered that they are on suspension pending the outcome of investigation of the allegation against them.

According to a source, the officials were suspended for allegedly awarding contracts to the tune of N25 billion without following due process.

“I can tell you that nobody was sacked but there was a suspension pending an investigation of certain alleged misdeeds, which details have not been made public,” the source told NAN.