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Investigative hearing: Senate Committee applauds JAMB Registrar, Oloyede

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The Senate committee on Public Accounts has declared that whoever is coming to take over from the Registra of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede will have a hitch free tenure.

This followed impressive answers to audit queries by the Auditor General of the federation by Oloyede at Investigative hearing held at the National Assembly complex in Abuja.

Indeed, Chairman of the committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide applauded the Registra at the on-going consideration of audit queries issued to Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.

Speaking on the query on 65 to 70 staff of the board, whose names were on the payroll, but we’re not on the nominal roll, Oloyede said “these were staff who retired from service that year. Their names were first removed from nominal roll and afterwards removed from the payroll”, saying that some of them retired as directors.

Specifically on the six persons who were removed from payroll in 2013 and paid the sum of N110,481 million, Oloyede said “they were bonafide staff who voluntarily withdrew their service and were paid their entitlement.

CAPITALPOST gathered that the queries were for the period before his assumption of office, Prof. Oloyede took offered satisfactory explanation to the committee.

The Vice Chairman of the committee, Senator Hassan Hadeija commended Prof. Oloyede for taking his time to explain everything even though most of the queries fell within the period of his predecessors in office contrary to what other officers did when it fell outside their tenure of office

Urhoghide, however assured the JAMB Registra that the committee is not looking for who to witch-hunt.

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