FG flags off construction of seven state offices for NECO

FG flags off construction of seven state offices for NECO

By AmforGod J. Olisa

The Federal Government has commenced the construction of seven state offices to enhance the operations of the National Examinations Council (NECO). The Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, officiated the ground-breaking ceremony for the NECO permanent state office in Lafia, Nasarawa State, and symbolically for other state offices on Friday.

The new state offices will be located in Abia, Jigawa, Lagos, Rivers, Sokoto, and Taraba States, as announced by Azeez Sani, Acting Director of the Directorate of Information and Digital Communication at NECO. During the event, Sununu highlighted that these projects would secure a brighter future for Nigerian children and praised the NECO Registrar for ensuring an even distribution of state offices across the six geopolitical zones, adhering to the federal character.

Sununu emphasized NECO’s commitment to inclusivity as an indigenous examination body and described education as the cornerstone of development and poverty eradication. He assured that the construction of the seven state offices would be completed promptly to provide a conducive work environment for NECO staff, noting that such an environment is crucial for fostering ideas and improving job efficiency.

He also commended NECO Registrar, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, for initiating reforms that have elevated NECO’s status globally, asserting that NECO is a credible examination body on par with any other worldwide.

Prof. Wushishi elaborated that the new offices would represent excellence in exam administration in Nigeria. He stated, “This project is a direct outcome of the Federal Government’s commitment to infrastructural development within the educational sector and is part of the seven capital projects included in NECO’s budget this year, underscoring the government’s dedication to equipping institutions like NECO with the necessary resources to effectively fulfill their mandates.”

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