FG flags off seven NECO state offices across Nigeria

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The Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Tanko Sununu has flagged off the construction of Seven State Offices for the smooth operation of the activities of the National Examinations Council, NECO.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Director, Directorate of Information and Digital Communication Azeez Sani on Friday.

The Ground Breaking- Ceremony for the Construction of the NECO permanent State Office in Lafia, Nasarawa State and the new state offices in Abia, Jigawa, Lagos, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba was held on Friday in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Speaking at the event, Dr Sununu said the projects will 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-Geo Political 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 in record time to ensure a conducive work environment for their Staff.

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

Earlier, NECO Registrar, Prof. Wushishi explained that the new offices will serve as a beacon of excellence in the administration of examination 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 necessary resources to fulfil their mandate effectively” he further stated.

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