Fresh Misappropriation Of N83m Uncovers In Kano, Edo, Kogi, Gombe And Plateau states’ JAMB Offices
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) has recently discovered other fresh cases of misappropriation of N83 million in five different states across Nigeria.
Reports gathered that the examination board is presently investigating the fresh cases of misappropriation of N83 million in the concerned state offices- Kano, Edo, Kogi, Gombe and Plateau.
The states – Kano, Edo, Kogi, Gombe and Plateau were said to have misappropriated N20 million, N31 million, N7 million, N10 million and N15 million respectively.
Fabian Benjamin, the board’s head of information who confirmed the total amount on Friday, February 16, said the board would be diligent in its investigations. Benjamin would not tolerate corrupt practices from any of its officials.
He said: “We will monitor with careful scrutiny how workers handled public funds. We are trying to block all leakages and loopholes.”
In the same vein, a source at the board disclosed that all the workers found guilty in the corrupt activities being investigated had been suspended while investigations were ongoing.
The source said: “What happened was that we had a panel session in Abuja and most of the state coordinators could not account for how some monies were spent or remitted. The coordinator of Kano State could not account for N20 million, while the Edo (office) could not account for N31 million. In Plateau State, we are looking at N15 million.
“For Kogi State, we have about N7 million that is a source of contention while Gombe office has N10 million that is also a source of contention. You can then sum it up and know how much corruption ate deep into some officials.
“The registrar is frank and thorough about the investigations and he has warned to transfer some of the cases to the police and to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,” the source added
Meanwhile, Nigeria News had reported that JAMB suspends staff who allegedly says a snake swallowed N36 million in its office.