JAMB remits N7.8bn to FG

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, says last year about N7.8 billion was remitted to the Federal Government as revenue by the board.
Speaking at the JAMB office in Bwari, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), he said that government never expected such huge remittance because the revenue target of the board for 2017 was N500 million.
Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to her, Oloyede spoke at the inauguration of the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of JAMB by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC).
He said: a�?A top government official had emphasised that JAMB must remit nothing less than N500 million to the government.
a�?The JAMB officer with me in that meeting advised that I should say the agency would be able to return about N600 million.
a�?But at the end of the day, we returned N7.8billion,a�? Okoduwa quoted him as saying.
Earlier, the Acting Chairman of ICPC, Mr. Abdullahi Bako, lauded the ongoing anti-corruption reforms of JAMB which recently uncovered massive fraud in some of its state offices.
Bako, who was represented by Mr. Justin Kuatsea of the Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Department (CMED) of the commission, noted that the achievements of JAMB in the anti-corruption fight were worthy of emulation by other government agencies.

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