Former Acting Registrar, National Examinations, NECO, Abubakar Gana, has debunked the allegation levelled against him by an online media platform that he embezzled the sum of N368.875 million while he held sway in the examination’s body.
He, however, said the alleged sum said to have been generated during the June/July 2018 registration of SSCE, was discovered missing before his tenure. Gana, in a statement he personally authored and released to newsmen, Sunday, in Abuja, insisted that contrary to the media report, his hands were clean.
He said: “For the avoidance of doubt, I was appointed as Acting Registrar of NECO on May 10, 2018 while the purported incident occurred on December 18, 2017, at least, five months before my appointment. “It must, however, be put on record that the infractions were uncovered by the Council in 2017 under the watchful eyes of Former Registrar, Prof Charles Uwakwe, but nothing was done to bring the perpetrators to book.”