Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has asked government agencies to always be responsible to the people they serve and hold them in high esteem beyond core regulatory roles.
He spoke in Abuja on Monday while receiving a delegation of the West African Examinations Council who were in Nigeria for the WAEC’s 70th Annual Meeting.
He commended the prompt response of the examination body to the issue of candidates having difficulties regarding the National Identification Number.
WAEC authorities had noted that due to the challenges with the NIMC portal at the time, the affected candidates could still sit for the exams.
“These kinds of quick responses show respect for citizens,” Osinbajo said.
The vice president said he was also happy that WAEC was responsive and aligned with the digital technology age in different areas.
“I was particularly impressed by the new digital certification that was announced some time ago, that if one lost his/her WAEC certificate, you can apply for the digital copy, which means your records are never lost.
“There’s no need for the long and hard process of seeking a certified (physical) copy. I think this is a true response to the times. That’s very good,” he said.
Osinbajo congratulated WAEC for its achievement since it was established about 70 years ago.
The leader of the Nigerian members of WAEC, who is also the Director, Senior Secondary Education, Federal Ministry of Education, Binta Abdulkadir, thanked the Federal Government “for the opportunity to host the 70th Annual Council Meeting as well as the support to the council over the years.”