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IBB, Abdulsalami applaud NECO registrar over reforms

Former Nigerian leaders, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar have commended the Registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO) Prof. Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi for the various reforms he has initiated since his assumption of office.

The former leaders gave the commendation when Prof. Wushishi led the management of NECO on separate courtesy visits to the elderstatesmen at their respective Hilltop mansions in Minna.

They stated that NECO is very crucial to the educational development of Nigeria and as such, the Council needs the support of Nigerians, said a statement by NECO’s Spokesperson, Azeez Sani.

While speaking at the residence of Gen. Babangida, Prof. Wushishi enumerated the various challenges, which he inherited on assumption of duty, such as dearth of basic facilities like office furniture, photocopying machines, operational vehicles, absence of decent office accommodation in most states of the federation and low staff morale among others.

He, however, disclosed that most of these challenges have been surmounted due to judicious use of resources and initiation of laudable reforms that have turned around the fortunes of the Council.

Also, Gen. Abdulsalami after listening to the Registrar’s speech said: “I will commend you for your ability to overcome these challenges and for putting NECO in its rightful place among the comity of examination bodies in the world.”

The Former Military Head of State whose administration mid-wife the establishment of NECO in 1999, expressed happiness that despite the initial teething problems, NECO has come to stay as a formidable examination body to be reckoned with.

The NECO management was also at the palace of the Emir of Minna, Alhaji Umar Farouq Bahago, who commended the Registrar for his ability to stem staff agitation and restiveness.