The son of the late Registrar of the National Examinations Council, Professor Godswill Obioma, has confirmed that his father died after a brief illness.
Obioma was said to have died at his Minna residence in Niger State on Monday night.
His wife, Mrs Elizabeth Obioma, was reported to claimed his husband was killed by suspected assassins in Niger State.
Obioma, 67, an indigene of Abia State, was appointed NECO Registrar in May 2020 by Federal Government.
However, deceased’s son in a letter addressed to the Director Human Resource Management, NECO, Mustapha Abdul, attributed the death of his father to a “brief illness”.
The PUNCH reported that the letter which one of our correspondents sighted read, “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.
“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.”