The Niger State Government has paid the N205 million in Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) fees outstanding to the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
This information was revealed at a news conference in Minna, the state capital, by Ms. Aisha Wakaso, the special adviser to Governor Muhammad Umar Bago on print media.
She claims that the state government made the decision to settle the debt in order to guarantee the release of the kids’ withheld WAEC results.
“So far, the results of students from Niger State withheld because there has been no settlement of debts owed by the state for students,” she said.
The government has received samples of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which will be purchased to ease transportation problems faced by state residents, according to the governor’s adviser.
She continued by saying that the 200 automobiles the State had bought will arrive shortly.
Recall that in order to ease the pain caused by the loss of fuel subsidies and to continue to offer free transportation to students and teachers in the state, the state government had inked an arrangement with four separate contracting businesses for the procurement of at least 200 CNG buses at a cost of N7 billion.
The delivery of the buses is anticipated to be finished in 12 weeks, according to Governor Bago, who stated this during the signing of the contract in September 2023.