Edo IDPs urge Dogara to fulfill pledges
Several months after a pledge to assist in enrolling them for examinations, students in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Uhogua, Ovia North East Local Council in Edo State have appealed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, to redeem their pledges when they visited the facility last year.
They alleged that Dogara promised to pay the enrollment fees of National Examinations Council (NECO), West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) and Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) for the students, when he visited the camp in 2016, with some federal and state lawmakers.
“The Speaker came to the camp with some of his colleagues and promised to pay for those taking NECO, WASCE and JAMB exams. We are appealing to the honourable Speaker to please look into our issue so as to save us from the trouble,” they stated.