The new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Abdulrasheed Garba yesterday assumed office in Minna.
He succeeds Professor Monday Thommy Joshua who spent only 50 days as registrar.
The new helmsman assured staff to build on the legacies of his predecessor and promised to operate an open door policy with fairness to all, while he said freedom of association will be encouraged.
Garba who appealed for maximum support, understanding and cooperation for the success of the council in the years to come said staff welfare will be given priority attention.
The NECO boss vowed to maintain the credibility and mandate of NECO adding that the era of marginalisation was over as equal opportunity was assured.
“My predecessor built a big NECO family and brought harmony, I promise to build upon it and take the council to the next level,” he said
Earlier, the former Registrar, Professor Joshua who received cheers from staff said, “I am leaving NECO as a very happy man. We are able to run NECO harmoniously with a policy of fairness and inclusiveness.”
He urged the work force to extend same support and cooperation he enjoyed to his successor because they stood by him and believed in him throughout his stay in NECO therefore appealed the hands of fellowship in multiple to his successor.
Garba, is a professor of guidance and counseling, he was also a special adviser to Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau while the former registrar moves to the National Commission for Collages of Education as its Executive Secretary.