The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is to have its past records probed to find out the reasons why it had low revenue remittance figures in the past in comparison to its current remittances.
The probe is as a result of the Federal Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday 13th September, 2017 where the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun revealed that JAMB for the first time in its history remitted the sum of N5 Billion to the government with a further N3 Billion still expected as inflow from the examination body.
According to the Minister, this was vastly different in comparison to previous figures remitted by the exam body to government accounts, with the highest figure recorded as annual remittance by JAMB in the past being just N3 Million.
In its 40 years of existence, the amount of N5 Billion remitted by the exam body in July, 2017 is the highest sum JAMB has ever paid into government’s coffers.
Kemi Adeosun said in view of this discrepancies, it was necessary to probe the past heads of the exam body to find out why they remitted low figures.
Also to be probed is the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA as well as other government agencies with huge level of parity in their annual remittance.