JAMB Sets Up Anti-Graft Unit To Kill 'Cash Swallowing Snakes'
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Registration Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede has set up an anti-corruption unit within the examination body.
The newly-formed unit is called the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).
Oloyede’s decision is to prevent mismanagement of funds in the organisation.
Recall that a mysterious snake was alleged to have broken into the JAMB’s vault at its Benue State Office, leading to the disappearance of N36 million.
The registrar noted that his actions were not meant to expose his predecessors, but to drive his anti-corruption reforms of the agency anchored on accountability and transparency.
The JAMB boss stated that the many corruption matters he had been handling were beginning to have adverse effects on other responsibilities.
However, he assured the ACTU members of the strong support of the management, promising that he will not hesitate to spend his personal money to facilitate their work.
“I can assure you of our total support, just as it will not be good for you if corruption is traced to any of you.
“Funding will not be a problem because you will have more than what government is giving you, since you will be relieving me burden of pursuing criminals,” Oloyede rsaid.
Earlier, acting Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Abdullahi Bako, who inaugurated the unit lauded the ongoing anti-corruption reforms.
Bako, who was represented by Justin Kuatsea of the Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Department, noted that the achievements of JAMB in the anti-corruption fight are worthy of emulation.
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