State govts owing us over N2bn since 2012 – NECO cries out

The National Examinations Council, NECO, has revealed that some state governments owe it more than N2 billion, Charmingpro reports 

Professor Dantani Wushishi, NECO’s Registrar/Chief Executive, stated that the states owed the Council money since 2012.

Wushishi made the announcement during a press conference in Minna, Niger State.

“When it comes to debts, we have done a lot, we have recovered some, but some states are still indebted to the Council to the tune of over N2 billion,” Wushishi said. This has been going on for a long time, since 2012. We’re working hard, and some states are responding.

“And we have a commitment with the Accountant General of the Federation, and the states we have MoU with, we can take the MoU to the Accountant General office to deduct from source, but we are very tactical about it, because we also have to sensitize the state governments on the need to keep this place afloat, and it is the payment of what they have subscribed for in the Council that will keep this place afloat.”

“So we’re doing it tactically, and we’re getting results, and we haven’t taken any states to the Accountant General’s office yet.”

While thanking President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, and the NECO governing board for their tremendous support, Wushishi stated that the exam body relies heavily on money generated from candidate registrations for its various capital projects and other exam-related activities.

Wushishi went on to say that some of the policies and innovative reforms he initiated at NECO resulted in a positive turnaround of the Council and more efficient conduct of all its examinations within Nigeria and some other neighboring African countries, including Niger Republic and Gabon, among others.


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