Niger clears over N205million debts owed WAEC

Gov. Bago

As part of efforts to clear debts accumulated by previous administrations, the Niger state government on Tuesday said, it has cleared the over N205 million debt owed the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for students in the state.

Making this disclosure during a media parley in Minna, Special Adviser to Governor Umaru Bago on Print Media, Aisha Wakaso said, the government will continue to pay the sum of thirty million Naira (N30 million) monthly for the National Examination Council (NECO) backlog.

It should be noted that, these debts were inherited from previous administrations and students who wrote the 2023 WAEC and the NECO have been able to access their results which were recently released by the examination bodies.

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Special Adviser to Gov Bago on Print Media, Aisha Wakaso

According to her the government has been able clear the WAEC fee backlog of two hundred and five million, sixteen thousand and sixty five kobo (N205,016,000:65k) owed by the previous administrations.

“Part of the governor’s transformation agenda, efforts are being made to ensure that the NECO is also cleared.”

Wakaso also stated that the government has taken delivery of two hundred CNG buses meant to ease transportation as samples.

Accordingly, she said “the governor has given approval for the remaining buses and they are to be brought for full utilization”.

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