Reps probe WAEC earnings, expenditures

The Space of Representatives on Tuesday, mandated its Committee on Plain Training to analyze the Internally Generated Income of the West African Exam Council from 2018 to 2023.

The Space arrived on the solution next taking into consideration a movement introduced at the ground of the Space right through Tuesday’s plenary via the member representing Isiuakwato/Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia condition, Mr Amobi Ogah.

Amobi past chief the controversy famous that WAEC is absolutely treasury-funded from the federation account.

Depending on Category 80(4) of the Charter of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), Ogah argued that “No monies shall be withdrawn from the Consolidated Revenue Fund or any other public fund of the Federation, except in the manner prescribed by the National Assembly,” including that “All funds received as examination fees from candidates for registration are considered public funds.”


The lawmaker additionally seen that WAEC along with its statutory allocation, “acquired a credit score facility of N5bn from First Depot Plc in 2022, even though repaid the credit score facility inside of the similar life, there used to be refuse complete disclosure as to the aim of the mortgage in its monetary commentary.

He added that the Nationwide Meeting via use of Category 89(1)(c) of the 1999 Charter, has the facility to summon any individual in Nigeria to provide proof at any playground or put together any file or alternative factor in his ownership or underneath his keep an eye on.

Consistent with him, the exam frame as of January 12, 2019, “has an funding of two,974,510,000 gadgets of stocks utility N1,45,000,000 in Megatons W.A. Restricted, an organization that engages within the industry of printing safety and secret paperwork.

“An spare funding of N32,25m used to be made in the similar life, bringing the whole worth of the funding to N1,49bn as of 31 December 2019.

“Then again, the corporate unexpectedly lost in the liquidation procedure, and loads of provisions have been made for impairment of the funding in layout with Interior Monetary Reporting Requirements (IFRS 9)

“The Home is conscious that N4.90bn provisions for impairment have been made at the general funding, and it represented 60 consistent with cent of the whole funding. It is a excess loss that requires questions as to why a right kind funding choice used to be now not made ab initio.

In a similar way, he stated the Home is conscious that WAEC’s proposed expenditure for the life 2024 is N42.9bn while its IGR projection is N32bn.

He referred to as at the Space to correctly scrutinise WAEC’s IGR, its generation monetary statements and debt accumulated from condition governments to keep away from additional misuse of crowd finances and contradict responsibility and understanding stewardship.

In consequence, the Space resolved to matter the exam frame’s 2024 IGR for appropriation and benevolence.

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