A motion proposed by Anamero Dekeri, urging the government to make these exams free for Nigerian students, was rejected by the lawmakers. Dekeri suggested utilizing the funds saved from the removal of the petroleum subsidy to assist struggling families and called for the Ministry of Education to cover the examination fees.
However, the Majority Leader, Julius Ihonvbere, suggested that lawmakers fund the exams, but this proposal was challenged by Ado Doguwa, who argued that members already pay the fees. After a lengthy debate, Awaji Abiante motioned for the House to postpone the decision, and this was unanimously approved.
This development has attracted criticism, especially in light of lawmakers facing scrutiny for their plans to purchase expensive official vehicles.