- A nominee for the Lagos state government's cabinet says she does not have access to her WAEC certificate
- Mrs Abolaji Dada told a 16-man screening ad hoc committee of the state House of Assembly on Friday, August 2
- Dada is one of the 25 nominees forwarded to the parliament by the executive
Mrs Abolaji Dada, a nominee into the Lagos state government cabinet, has told the 16-man screening ad hoc committee of the state House of Assembly that she does not have access to her West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) certificate.
Answering questions from members of the committee on Friday, August 2, Dada said she sat for WAEC in 1984 and that no certificate was issued in that particular year.
The nominee who is the ninth to be screened, was a former executive secretary of Apapa local government and also one of the 25 nominees forwarded to the parliament by the executive.
New Telegraph quoted her as saying: “I had my WAEC exam in a government school so I felt it would not be difficult to access it, but I eventually made efforts to retrieve my certificate when the need arose but was told that my school’s data was not captured.
“My claim can be verified, 1984 WAEC certificate for my school was not accessible.”
Meanwhile, a Federal High Court sitting in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, has sentenced the proprietress of Dala Standard secondary school, Josephine Udeh, for falsely obtaining N5 million from her students.
In a statement signed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, August 1, Udeh was charged before Justice Aisha Kumaliya on a one-count charge of fraud.
According to the statement, Udeh collected the said sum meant for the 2017/2018 WAEC registration fees from 284 students of her school and converted it to her private use.
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