Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registrar , has said former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun from Ogun state never thought JAMB could remit more than ₦200 million to the Federal Government coffers.He said the former Finance Minister invited him some months after he assumed the JAMB registrar office. Prof Oloyede asked why ₦200 million and that the Finance Minister replied that if JAMB is not able to remit #200million at least the body is expected to remit ₦100 million.
The JAMB boss also said that the Minister of Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu expected JAMB to be able to remit ₦500 million to government coffers when he also met the Education Minister some months after assuming office. The Professor of Islamic Jurispundence said this on Tuesday 27th of November 2018 at the 10th Convocation Lecture of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun sate titled, “From Whom Much is Expected, Enough Should be Given: Making a Case for Teachers in Nigeria”.
He added that the country is in a very bad state because of corruption.Nigeria can only be great if every Nigerians contribute to the fight against corruption. Prof. Oloyede said government appointed him having realised that there a was something wrong with the admission regulating body.
The JAMB registrar said at the end of the JAMB exercise that was conducted, the body was able to remit ₦9 billion into the government account. He also made reference to the NNPC which he believes will remit more than what JAMB is remitting if corruption is removed.