Newly elected National Assembly member, Musa Bagos has paid National Examination Council (NECO) fees for 40 indigent students from his constituency.

The effort was in fulfilment of his campaign mantra, “Equipping the Next Generation,” officials say.

Bagos, who lost his father at teenage hopes to provide equal socioeconomic opportunities for citizens in Plateau's Jos South/Jos East Constituency which he represents, a statement from his campaign organization said, Monday.

“As an Apostle and believer in the next generation, I know that we cannot have an equipped generation without good educational background because the performance, capacity and human capital growth of that generation would be very low.

"If we really want to compete with the developed world, we must make sure that generations coming behind us are educationally strong," the statement quotes the Rep Member-elect as saying.

It adds, “I see this as an opportunity to make a difference. I know we can't do all, but we shall help as many as possible."

The funds for beneficiaries in Jos South were received through Church representatives while the Acting District Head of Shere village, Adagwom Itse Iki Kashidung received for those in Jos East.