Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has described the death of Prof. Godswill Obioma, Registrar of the National Examination Council, as a great loss to the nation.
Bello in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mary Noel-Berje, in Minna on Tuesday said the death came at a time when the country needed his services in the advancement of the education sector.
He said that since he assumed office a year ago, Obioma had made his impact felt in the running of the organisation through prompt examination and the release of results.
“The registrar was an experienced and hardworking personality. Our heartfelt sympathy is with the family and the examination body, praying that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss as well as grant the deceased soul eternal rest,” he said.
Obioma died on Monday during a brief illness at the age of 67.