Chief Whip of the Senate and former governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has expressed sadness over the demise of Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma.
Describing the death of Obioma as a huge loss to the academia, the former governor acknowledged the contributions of the late Professor to nation building in various capacities.
Kalu, while commiserating with the Obioma family, prayed to God to repose the soul of the deceased.
In a condolence message, the Senate Chief Whip said: “The demise of the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of National Examinations Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma, is painful.
“The late Professor contributed immensely to the academia in no small measure. He will be remembered for academic excellence.
“Our prayers and thoughts are with the Obioma family at this period of grief.
“May his gentle soul reat in peace”.
The former governor condoled with the government and people of Abia state, while calling on the Obioma family to take solace in the fact that the deceased lived a remarkable life.