Looting: WAEC Announces Relocation of Calabara Office to Uyo

Posted by on Nov 4, 2020, Under: News

Looting: WAEC Announces Relocation of Calabara Office to Uyo

The West African Examination Board (WAEC) announced the relocation of its Calabar, Cross River office to Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, following recent vandalism and office ransack.

On October 24, the nationwide #EndSARS protest looted and looted several public and private facilities in Calabar and other towns near the Cross River.

WAEC’s acting head of corporate governance Demianus Ojijogu said in a statement Tuesday that the office move was “temporary.”

“The move, which is a temporary measure, should allow the Council to conduct its operations and provide services to the Nigerian child and other stakeholders.

“We want to assure all of our stakeholders and the general public that normal operations at the Calabar branch will resume as soon as the status quo ante is restored,” the statement said.

With the move, this means that people, especially students, in Cross River will have to travel approximately 95 km from Calabar to Uyo for their relationship with the WAEC.

The journey may take longer and may be more stressful due to the poor condition of the federal road connecting the two states.

In a message, the WAEC apologizes for “any inconvenience that may result from this transfer.”

Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade pleaded with the commission not to move his office to Calabar, according to a Nigerian news agency.

Let me once again apologize to the WAEC leadership for what happened, as it is not in the nature and character of the people of Cross River. We deeply regret this, ”Ayade said when she visited the destroyed WAEC office on Tuesday.

“But I must beg you not to move to Uyo. We will immediately provide an alternative office.

“We will do our best because you need to act from here so that we can pass a quality exam, quality training, and make sure that Cross River residents also thrive and become who they want to be in society.

“Moving from here to Uyo will not serve the interests of the Cross River residents. I truly believe that we have a contingency plan to help you rebuild this office.

“But before doing that, I gave the order to provide emergency shelter to WAEC, and we are also providing you with two pickup trucks so you can get back on your feet.

“Young people do not know that we are in this state institution for their own good. Therefore, please do not depart from their sins, forgive them, because this is what the Bible teaches, ”said the governor.

Source: – Premium Times