The National Senior Secondary Education Commission’s (NSSEC) Executive Secretary, Prof. Benjamin Abakpa, has been placed on administrative leave due to allegations of financial theft. His suspension was announced in a letter from the Federal Ministry of Education’s Permanent Secretary, Andrew David Adejo. It has been ordered that Prof. Abakpa transfer control of the office’s operations to the commission’s senior director. Fatima Bappare, a spokesperson for the NSSEC, confirmed Abakpa’s suspension and said that the board members had accused him of administrative incompetence, financial theft, and a lack of synergy. A thorough investigation will be conducted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).