The management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has reacted to some social media reports that its headquarters in Abuja, the federal capital territory, was gutted by fire.
Refuting the social media claim on Thursday, WAEC management said there was nothing like that.
According to its Head of Public Affairs Department, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, the viral claim, .
In a statement made available to newsmen, he said the attention of WAEC has been drawn to the fake report, but there was no fire incident at WAEC headquarters in Abuja nor in any of its offices nationwide.
“So, the publication is a falsehood and handi-work of mischief-makers, who are out to misinform, mislead and confuse its candidates, who are preparing for the forthcoming WASSCE, as well as members of the public and therefore should be disregarded,” he explained.
Ojijeogu, however, reassured all its over 1.5 million candidates, other stakeholders and members of the public that all the security materials of the organisation are safe and intact.