SHOCKING: Before Oloyede, JAMB remitted N50 million to Nigerian govt in seven years

Is’haq Oloyede
Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is’haq Oloyede

The total amount the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board, JAMB, remitted to the federal government coffers between 2010 and 2016 is N 50,752,544, PREMIUM TIMES can reveal.

This is about one per cent of the N5 ‎billion the agency remitted to the federal government in 2017 alone.

The seemingly ridiculous nature of the remittances before the appointment of Ishaq Oloyede as Registrar of the examination body in August last year led to the federal government mandating the investigation of previous heads of JAMB.

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, in September ordered a probe into the administration of the past heads of JAMB and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, over what it called poor revenue remittance in the past.

“Now they (JAMB) have not increased their charges, they have not increased their fees. The question that FEC and council members were asking was ‘where was this money before?'” Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said after the September 13 FEC meeting.

Dibu Ojerinde, who headed JAMB between 2007 and 2016 is believed to be at the centre of the investigation to be conducted.

The remittances between 2010 and 2017 were contained in a document by the office of the Accountant General in response to a Freedom Of Information, FOI, request by the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism.

The accountant general’s office stated that N11,522,808 was remitted in 2011; N25, 303,274 was remitted in 2013 and N13,926,462 was remitted in 2014.

There was no remittance in 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016, Bakari Wadinga of the accountant general’s office said in response to the FOI request.

When contacted on the poor remittances by the agency prior to Mr. Oloyede’s assumption of office, the JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, said ”the issue has gotten to the Federal Executive Council and until the investigation ordered by the federal government revealed anything, I cannot talk on the issue.”


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  • Truetalkdiscuss

    Thank God it was a Yoruba man that stole the money and another tried a man who remitted. No tribal issues. Nigerians we are all good or bad irrespective of tribe or religion. Let’s restructure ourselves not the country.

    • Truetalkdiscuss

      Correction. *another Yoruba man who remitted

    • PolyGon2013

      And isn’t great that it was a Yoruba man that fixed it? Other tribes should take a queue from the Yorubas. Be rest assured that we the Yorubas won’t give Ojerinde a break!

  • JasV

    This clowns know the truth. You have to go for the jugular vein. There is no way an ordinary JAMB registrar would not have remitted that amount of money for that number of years and the permanent secretary or thief that oversees that agency, the minister or the fraudster that was in charge of that ministry, the so called world bank experts that were Minister of finance, economic budget office directors etc will not know that a potential 5billion naira annual revenue was missing.

  • omobabalemomu

    Ojerinde invested part of the stolen money in Sapati College, Ilorin, kwara state. The investigation should start from there. Shikena.

    • Man_Enough

      If you had used the whistle to reveal this, you might have made some cool cash.

    • PolyGon2013

      Yes. And Kudos to Oloyede.

  • Mamman

    Now, my problem is, where are all those that are always up in arms against the present administration on this platform? Why are you all silent? As Truetalkdiscuss said, let’s restructure ourselves. And the restructuring should start right here, right now by acknowledging the fact that we have turned a page in this country & we ain’t going back no more. Henceforth, no JAMB or NIMASA head will ever short-change us again. Ever. Better still, all revenue generating agencies am sure, will all take their dressing from this.

    • Sam

      Good point , those shouting restructuring upandan are not sincere to themselves and to Nigerians, like you said and OBj too .we must reform our ways .even the holy books confirmEd that until man changes his ways no change comes to his conditions…

    • AFRICANER

      sloganeering “kworuption” aboki go home!

      We don’t want you remitting money from schools, we want to remit money to schools!

      Go home and form your own Chad country.

      Take your army, your herdsmen, and gworo and go form your own almajiri country where you remit money from students, and do sharia banking. We don’t want it here in Nigeria!

      Beat it!!! Go do some nomading.

  • Dan

    Very pathetic situation. May God help Nigeria. This revelation has obviously and to a large extent, even though justified in some cases, made the issue of restructuring of the country or rather the clamour for resource control as irrelevant for now. I pity the ordinary Nigerian who is always being hoodwinked by Nigerian elites masquerading as ethnic and regional champions only to be milking the country dry and later turn round to blame ethnicity and religion for the lack of meaningful progress and development in the country.

    • Akiika

      Well said

  • Fulani Nomad

    Bawan Allah Professor Ishaq Oloyede. I wish the Kwarans have you as their next governor!

    • PolyGon2013

      This is his resume. He would likely become the next governor, if he tries.

    • Moses A.

      Oloyede is not from Kwara, he is from Ogun State. He only lived most of his life in Kwara.

  • Daniel

    Another propaganda for the uneducated Buhari supporters.

    • tundemash

      Shou ! They so much looted your destiny in the past, you are so hopeless now.

      • AFRICANER

        Go and form your own almajiri country.

        Exams and Schools should be free.
        Instead of Buhari sending more money to schools, he is sending goons and the military to find “corruption” in school kids. What a crazy slogan. Kworruption gba kwa oku!

        • Dominion

          When your so call hero was president, was education free. Guess u are really out of point and order. Kindly restart your brain. Have you eaten today? Ine me dika onye ni wen re ubulu.

  • Bright Ezeh

    Corruption in Nigeria that why we needs Referendum so that lt will be easy for us to deal with our leaders without religious sentiment

    • tundemash

      You are right; your English indeed “needs” restructuring. You have been “murdering” English all over since; go look after yourself first kid .

    • Akiika

      Bright, there is nothing preventing you from dealing directly with your LG Councillors, Chairmen and Governors. Rid them of corruption first, show us how your area can be better with respect to corruption. Go and hold them accountable for the monthly allocation they receive first. Have your Representatives on board on the referendum request first and have them table the request in the congress. If you follow the proper procedure, no one will prevent the request for the referendum. The Nnamdi Kanu’s hateful rants will hardly get you anywhere.

    • PolyGon2013

      Who is stopping you from dealing with your governors, elected officials and local government from your state? They all get allocations. Ask them how they spend their money.

  • Bright Ezeh

    Please why is hausas and fulanis are so much afraid of Referendum or Restructure, please why

    • tundemash

      Mor0n, comment on the news article. Are your govs and senate representatives Hausas and fulanis ??

      • dami

        Haha….no brightness there…. more like Dim Ezeh

        • tundemash

          His poor English writing (spoken must be terrible too) need restructuring.

      • Akiika

        Exactly!!! they won’t face the looters running the state accounts like their private property.

      • PolyGon2013

        Don’t mind those fools. They want their governors and senate/house reps to simply collect money and do nothing.

    • Bash

      what is restructuring?

    • PolyGon2013

      You are probably one of those who benefitted from JAMB loot! Comment on the article.

  • tundemash

    And when this man Is’haq Oloyede man was appointed, as usual the religious bigots and CAN liars went to town attacking his religion but they don;t mind another man of same faith as them looting their destiny.

    Wailers asking for change; this is another example !

    • AFRICANER

      What an absurd government! What a bizarre people; instead of government to remit adequate funds to schools and administrative boards, they are hosing students, and relying on students to fund the national budget.

      What a disgrace! Exams and Schools should be FREE, aboki nomads go home!

      • Akiika

        Unrepentant bigot

    • Isiatu

      You are a Fulani normad, an illegal immigrant from futajalon mountain Mali.. Ask your mother who is your father.. Probably no father.. Almajir offspring.

  • FreeNigeria

    Nigerians and money, even the devil is not as corrupt or as wicked as Nigerians. We go to church and Mosque more than Jesus and Mohammed put together

    • Reginald Dandeson

      Nobody could have said it any better. In Nigeria, hypocrisy cries to high Heavens. Is this a curse on this nation?

  • realist

    Those in government normally most often connered the proceeds, not allowing the higher part to enter government cover. The registrar would now be at liberty to do further damage to the funds and every one of them pretend as if nothing has happened.

  • Spoken word

    wailers and thieves will never acknowledge this

    • aboki

      Kwarai , they cannot understand things because of sentiments and inbuilt HATRED on PMB person and the government of the day.
      The WAILERS always justify illegality by claiming WITCHUNTING and PERSECUTION instead of hailing and kudos to Present JAMB leadership.

  • 45Degree

    Go and pull this Dibu Ojerinde from where ever he is. He sure has a lot of questions to answer. But then, why did it take Mr. Oloyede, for the Federal government to discover this? I am sure a lot of people are involved.

    • PolyGon2013

      It took FG that long because Jonathan was the president most of that time (from 2010 to 2016). Apparently, FG at the time did not have good auditor to assist Jonathan! Now with Baba in power, the right person is in charge, and hence the discovery. Could you imagine if Jonathan had won this election, the game would have been the same. Sai Buhari.

  • Sobe.

    This is the type of re-structure we should be discussing not dissolving of the country just because one failed to land an appointment with the current administration. Sai baba.

    • Screw-em

      I agree wholeheartedly!!!

    • AFRICANER

      Because your people are lazy consumers, if the south successfully shuts off the oil from you and your people, within 10 years, you all will be rusted, and decayed, without an iota of modernity. You are a bunch of losers trying to commandeer what doesn’t belong to you. All of it wasted on consumption. E ji apa ala apa? Mba!

      No matter how much you steal from the south, you are still useless losers.

      • Dominion

        Does the so call oil you and your foes rely on belongs to you, your father or your fore fathers? Just asking.

  • Akiika

    Why would JAMB not have a functioning Audit control system? Anyone can even audit this. The number of applicants and fee charged is of public record, why would such ridiculous amount be remitted and nobody raised any question? I think this is an organized crime, they should all be prosecuted. Shege! barawo bansa!

  • Regal

    Kudos to Prof. Oloyede for a good work done. He remitted 5 billion naira to the federal government account when UTME is #5500. How much was the cost of the form when the other JAMB registrars remitted the said amount? How many people registered for the exam then? I am just asking for clarification.

  • Really shocking!

  • laury bekus

    Jamb form is N6000 and an estimated 1.7m applicants wrote the exams in 2017. Total amount received an estimated N10.2b. Oluyede remitted N5b. That is very good. How much did he spend for conducting the exams per applicant i.e. invigilation, centre fee, marking fee etc. and how much is the commission legally allowed to keep as internally generated funds? I believe if adequate questions are asked perhaps even oluyede got N1b personally. He may not even be aware that remittances were not properly made over the years. They should all be investigated from 1978 to date. All they need is the statistics and expenditures legally allowed and the we will be able to know how much the commission has contributed to the National purse in the past 39 years. And then WAEC should be next.

  • abutalib

    Nepotism and “within-the-box thinkers”. What has hausa fulani got to do with the achievement of Oloyede of JAMB? It is barbaric to bring tribe and religious sentiment into every meaningful discussion. You guys should grow up and show some respect for your President, your Country and your Neighbors of other tribes.

  • Ahmed Tukur

    Prof Oloyede deserves respect and honor from Nigerians.

  • Kay

    Nigeria is a country with a difference, by all standards. Wonders will never end. It appears that an average Nigerian is an oppotunist. He vehemently criticises every other person in a position of authority for not doing a good job. He does this, even if he knows in his heart of hearts, that the person is doing a very good job. He attacks him based on religion and ethnicity. He does whatever he has to do to have him removed. He talks loudly and roaringly. He shouts on top of his voice.

    Remove the person that is being criticised from his lofty chair and make the one doing the criticism to occupy the seat; then, allow him to function in the new capacity for just a while; you begin to see far worse performance than he criticised. You see that he doesn’t have the slightest knowledge of doing the job he criticises others for. I have seen this happened over and over.

    An average Nigerian is very religious. He goes to a place of worship regularly. He prays lengthy prayers and observes nights of vigils. He faithfully observes every religious ritual. Yet, he will never miss an opportunity to steal. If a non average Nigerian does the right thing in such a situation, the average Nigerian goes gaga in cursing him and his generations yet unborn. He will still rains the curses, even if he is yet observing fasting and prayers to seek the face of his god ( not God).

    At my wife’s place of work, the workers were to be paid for accumulated years of overtime dues. Forms were handed over to them to be filled-in and the most unexpected happened: some submitted that they did 72 hours of overtime within 24 hours; some said the embarked on several hours of field trips, even when the truth is that they, as a matter of routine, never go out of the office (even while in the office, they are never productive. Some of them spend their office hours selling soft drinks which they stock in the office refrigerator or either sleep )…on and on the list goes. These are the same set of people that carry religion on their heads. As far as they are concerned, they are holier than every other person. They hardly utter a word without mentioning God. The question is, what is really wrong with the average Nigerian?

    As it is with an average Nigerian, so it is with an average Nigerian politician ( I have always argued that the real problem is with an average Nigerian. The politicians and the so called leaders are alumni members of that school ). The average Nigerian politician is very quick at pressing the ethno-religion button whenever he wants to confuse the followers, so as to get their attention in supporting him to have his clench on power. He never has the spirit and letter of the religious button he presses whenever he wants such attentions, neither does he really truely wants to serve anybody but himself.

    My serious belief is that our problem in Nigeria is that we need the restructuring of the mind more than anything else. An average Nigerian is not just upright and forthright.

    Before I take my leaf, I must say kudos to professor Oloyede, he obviously appears to be a non average Nigerian. We need more of his type in the country.