Minna — Chairman, Governing Council of the National Examination Council (NECO) Dr. Paddy Njoku said the examination body needs N5 billion to be able to operate at optimal capacity.
Njoku said this yesterday when he led members of his council on courtesy calls on former president, General Ibrahim Babangida Aliyu and Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu in Minna.
He maintained that NECO covers the 774 local government areas of the country, and that a substantial amount of money to finance the conduct of examinations is required.
The chairman commended Governor Aliyu for the support NECO has been enjoying from the state government as well as for the payment of examination fees for secondary schools students.
In his speech, General Babangida assured the governing council of his support in ensuring that the examination body gets better funding to be able to perform.