FG Flags Off Construction of NECO State Offices Across Nigeria

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The Federal Government has flagged off the construction of seven state offices for the smooth operation of the activities of the National Examinations Council (NECO).

The Minister of State for Education, Dr. Yusuf Tanko Sununu, performed the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the NECO permanent state office in Lafia, Nasarawa State, and the symbolic ground-breaking of other state offices on Friday in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

The new state offices are for Abia, Jigawa, Lagos, Rivers, Sokoto, and Taraba States, according to a statement by Ag. Director, Directorate of Information and Digital Communication, NECO, Azeez Sani.

Speaking at the event, Sununu said the projects would bring a brighter future for Nigerian children and commended the NECO Registrar for adhering to the federal character by ensuring even distribution of the state offices across the six geopolitical zones.

He disclosed that NECO, as an indigenous examination body, is ready to carry along all components of the country.

The Minister, who described education as the bedrock of development and poverty eradication, assured NECO that the seven state offices would be completed on record time in order to provide a conducive work environment for NECO staff.

According to him, “a conducive working environment is essential for nurturing ideas and enhancing job efficiency.

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The Minister, who commended the NECO Registrar, Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, for initiating various reforms that have placed NECO on the global map, stated that NECO is a credible examination body that is comparable to any other examination body in the world.

Earlier, NECO Registrar, Prof. Wushishi, explained that the new offices will serve as a beacon of excellence in the administration of examinations in Nigeria.

“This project is a direct outcome of the Federal Government’s commitment to infrastructural development within the educational sector and is therefore part of the seven capital projects captured for NECO in this year’s budget, underscoring the government’s dedication to providing institutions like NECO with the necessary resources to fulfil their mandates effectively,” he further stated.

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