Nigerian govt orders probe of ex-heads of JAMB, NIMASA

Buhari at FEC[Photo credit:]
Buhari at FEC[Photo credit:]

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided by President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of past heads of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, over what it called poor remittances in the past.

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who briefed council about the performances of some government agencies, said JAMB for the first time remitted N5 billion to the coffers of the government with a balance of N3 billion still to be remitted compared to maximum N3 million per annum remitted in the past.

JAMB in July announced the remittance of N5 billion to the federal government, the highest so far in 40 years of its existence. The announcement was made by the new management of the examination body, headed by Ishaq Oloyede, a professor.

She said the disparity in the remittances of the two agencies in the past necessitated the decision to probe all previous heads of the two agencies.

The minister also disclosed that other agencies with similar discrepancies in their revenue remittances will be probed.


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  • kinsly

    ghen ghen!

    • Victoria

      5billion and still counting compared to 3million remitted before. The difference is too clear. And you saying Buari is not doing well. Spear us the sermon.

  • aboki

    Indeed a great discovery.
    Kudos to present JAMB leadership !
    To God be the glory.

  • Freedom Bini

    change in technology


    Why not probe WAEC, see if they will release all past leaders’ WASC results?

    Corruption is not just about remittances, it’s also about forgeries, and false claims on qualifications.

    • Victoria

      @Africaner. Your talk doesn’t makes sense.


        That’s probably because it’s not a “talk”, it’s a text.
        Read it typographically, instead of listening to it.

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          Use your senses at least once in awhile.

    • Anasieze Donatus

      You hate Buhari so much that those who had plundered you to poverty are your men of the hour.
      You are SOMETHING ELSE


        I have not been plundered; I’m not in poverty; I don’t hate; I don’t know what you’re commenting about.

  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    Go PMB! If you have eaten “haram” while in office you’d be wise to sleep with one eye open. The good book says: the wicked shall not be unpunished, as the PDP’s impunity era is now officially over.

  • Man_Enough

    Corrupt jamb leadership adding to the growing enemies of this government.

  • Dawood

    The sound you hear is the sound of private jets of past JAMB and NIMASA officials hurrying to get out of Nigeria airspace. Freeze their accounts.

  • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

    Wow,this is scaring, ojerinde,where are you,may you come out to explain to the whole wide world why you have not remited more than your partry 3 million naira.

  • Sir Louis

    FG is on the right track. New JAMB management deserve commendation and the previous ones a detailed probe except that in Nigeria, nothing comes out of probes as the guilty are never punished.

  • arewethishopeless

    Probe! Fire on the mountain ….. run …