By Uzair Adam Imam
The Registrar and the Chief Executive of the National Examination Council (NECO), Prof. Dantani Wushishi, has said that some northern states owe the council the sum of N2.8 billion from the unpaid examination fee.
Wushishi lamented that most of the states owing the council a lot of money were yet to remit it, even when the examination body had not withheld the results of the defaulting states in the spirit of mutual respect, togetherness and understanding.
He added that “State governments offer to pay examination fees for candidates from their states, but when it comes to the actual payment, they don’t do it, and that has strapped NECO.
“Zamfara, Adamawa, Kano, Gombe, Borno and Niger state governments are owing the examination body N1.8 billion debt for the students they registered in 2019”, Wushishi told journalists in Minna on Saturday.
Wushishi reminded the defaulting states that it was with this money that NECO paid her staff and also to buy the needed materials.