Debts from 19 states delay NECO remittances to
The National Examination Council (NECO) Wednesday disclosed that the debt owed it by 19 states has affected its remittances to the Federation Account.
Jacob Ekele, NECO Director of Finance and Administration, made this known at an investigative hearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance yesterday
Ekele said the body conducted examinations for students in 19 states where their Governors declared free registration but have not paid as expected, stressing that, Zamfara topped the list over one billion naira debt.
8220;Our major problem as at today is that, about 19 states are owing NECO, the exam was done for them on credit especially, Zamfara.Some states, the government pay for the students and they are still owing us 8221;. he said.
In his remarks, Chairman of the Committee on Finance, Rep. James Faleke (APC-Lagos) Faleke recommended that status enquiry be placed on NECO for a comprehensive investigation into the institution’s finances.标签：