Niger clears N205m WAEC debt


Niger state government has cleared the N205 million debt backlog owed to the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) to enable the candidates in the state to access their results.

Candidates who wrote the 2023 internal West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examinations Council (NECO) have been able to access their results which were released by the various examination bodies.

This is coming after seven years of continuous withholding of the results of the candidates in the state due to the debts owed the examination bodies by the state government.

Briefing journalists in Minna  Tuesday, the special adviser on Print Media to the Niger state governor, Ms Aisha Wakaso, said the state government had also given a directive for the payment of monthly N30 million to be paid to NECO to enable it clear the backlog of debts the state is owning.

She stated that the state government had taken delivery of samples of CNG buses which are meant to be used for free transportation in the state to cushion the effect of subsidy removal. 

She said, “Government has given approval for the remaining buses to be brought for full utilisation of the government’s free transportation project.”

Wakaso said all students from the state public schools have accessed their results because of the prompt payment of their registration fee this year.