The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released results for the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for Niger State candidates.
This is coming after the state government, led by Governor Umaru Bago, cleared the N205 million backlog owed the exam body, Naija News learnt.
Speaking at a press briefing in Minna, the state capital, on Tuesday, the Special Adviser to the governor on Print Media, Aisha Wakaso, said the payment was to enable WAEC to release the results of students withheld, which had now been released.
She also said the state government had received samples of compressed natural gas (CGN) buses to be purchased by the state government to ease the transportation difficulties of the residents.
Wakaso further mentioned that the state government is still awaiting the delivery of the 200 buses of this kind that have been ordered.
Onanuga Reacts To Report On Atiku Forging WAEC Result
Last week, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bayo Onanuga, reacted to reports concerning the name, which appears on the secondary school certificate submitted by Atiku Abubakar to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Naija News understands the disclosure that Sadiq Abubakar and not Atiku is the name on the WAEC certificate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, has generated fresh reactions on the political scene.
Following the disclosure of the discrepancy, Atiku denied forging the certificate through one of his allies and media personality, Dele Momodu.
According to Momodu, the former vice president used the name Sadiq for his WAEC exam and, after that, swore to an affidavit that Sadiq Abubakar was the same person as Atiku Abubakar.
He said“Yes, I used Sadiq Abubakar to sit for my WAEC, and after passing my exams, I went to swear an affidavit to say I am the same person as ATIKU Abubakar.
“I went to ABU as Atiku Abubakar and passed my Exams as Atiku Abubakar. Interviewed as Atiku Abubakar by the Federal Civil Service Commission and hired into the Customs Service as Atiku Abubakar. So where is forgery there?’
Reacting, however, to the development in a post on his X handle, Onanuga mocked the former vice president over the controversy surrounding his WAEC certificate.
The former Director of Media and Publicity of the Tinubu/Shettima Campaign said Atiku is the one with the real identity crisis.
He wrote: “Atiku or Siddiq Abubakar? The man with the real identity crisis.”
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