The Niger Police Command has said that late Prof. Godswill Obioma, the NECO Registrar, was not murdered by unknown gunmen in Minna.
The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement issued in Minna on Tuesday, June 1, regarding the NECO Registrar.
Abiodun said that the story going on that the late Obioma was murdered by gunmen, is fake news.
“This story is totally false, untrue and a pure element of fake news circulating in some section of the social media and national dailies that NECO Registrar, Prof. Godswill Obioma, was murdered by unknown gunmen in Minna.
“It is important to state categorically that on May 31, the Registrar/CEO National Examinations Council (NECO), Prof. Godswill Obioma, was rushed to National Hospital, Abuja, by his family members where he was later confirmed dead, after a brief illness.”
However, the family of the deceased has also confirmed the incident; and formally notify the management and staff of NECO of the demise of the registrar.
“Members of the public are hereby urged to disregard the fake news; while news reporters are advised to always verify their report before publication to avoid creating unnecessary panic and fear in the public domain,’’ Abiodun advised.
Meanwhile, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has stated that the agitation for the scrapping of the National Youth Service (NYSC) scheme is not in the interest of Nigeria’s unity.
Abubakar spoke when he hosted some selected members of NYSC Batch A stream 2 Corps members; posted to Sokoto state in his palace on Monday, May 31, in Sokoto.
The Sultan said that those agitating for the scrapping of the scheme did not mean well for the country.
The emir explained that the NYSC scheme was established; to foster the nation’s unity and also strengthen ties among Nigerians.
“I heard there are efforts for the scrapping of the NYSC scheme; I assure you that those behind that struggle do not mean well for this country,” the Sultan said.