N30m Exam Budget In Edo Paddled To N283m

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has ordered investigation into the N283 million padded budget for the conduct of First School Leaving Certificate Examination in the state.

Obaseki vowed to unmask the officials who sent the N283 million request for the conduct of the recent primary school examination in the state, which was eventually conducted at the cost of N30 million.

The governor issued the directive at the weekly Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday in Benin, the state capital.

Commissioner for Communication and Orientation Paul Ohonbamu made the disclosure while briefing journalists after the meeting.

He said: ”A memo was sent to the governor for the conduct of the examination and N283 million was earmarked for the examination which eventually cost N30 million.

”The governor is not comfortable with this. He has directed that those responsible for the disparity be identified and brought to book.”

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