The National Examination Council (NECO), responsible for conducting senior secondary certificate examinations in Nigeria, has cautioned that the results of candidates hailing from states with longstanding debts will not be released.
NECO revealed that certain states collectively owe the examination body an astounding sum of N5.5 billion, spanning the period from 2011 to 2023.
These financial arrears have raised concerns about the financial stability of NECO and its ability to function efficiently.
The Registrar and Chief Executive of NECO, Prof. Dantani Wushishi, took center stage to convey this critical message to the nation.
While unveiling the examination results, Prof. Wushishi refrained from disclosing the identities of the states that are indebted to NECO.
However, he made an impassioned plea to these states to swiftly settle their outstanding debts, emphasizing that the Council’s financial operations rely on these funds.
Prof. Wushishi sternly warned,
“It is the money we use for the running of the Council. They should please pay up. We will not release the results of candidates from these states until their debts are liquidated.”