The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Registration Board (JAMB) Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has set up an anti-corruption unit within the examination body to prevent mismanagement of funds in the examination body.
Recall that a mysterious snake was alleged to have broken into the JAMB’s vault at its Benue State Office in Makurdi, leading to the unknown whereabouts of a total of N36 million.
However, Oloyede said the newly-formed unit called the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU), is a product of his anti-corruption reforms aimed at accountability and transparency in the management of government finances.
He revealed this during the induction of members of the anti-Corruption unit (ACTU) which was conducted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The JAMB boss in a statement on Tuesday by the ICPC said the unit was established based on the numerous corruption matters been handled, a situation he said was beginning to have adverse effect on his other responsibilities.
The statement which was signed by the spokesperson for ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa stated further that Oloyede explained the processes that led to returning of N7.8 billion to government coffers as revenue in 2017 by the examination body saying that government never expected such huge amount from the agency.
“A top government official had emphasised that JAMB must remit nothing less than N500 million to the government.
“The JAMB officer with me in that meeting advised that I should say the agency would be able to return about N600 million.
“But at the end of the day, we returned N7.8 billion,” Okoduwa quoted him as saying.