Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of former Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board(JAMB) Professor Dibu Ojerinde over allegations of embezzlement of funds which accrued from the agency.
Buhari has also mandated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) which was already investigating cases of fraud leveled against the immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) Patrick Akpobolokemi to bring the case to logical conclusion.
The President gave the directive while presiding over the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, at the Presidential Villa.
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun who gave the clue, alleged that the highest amount which JAMB has remitted to the Consolidated Revenue Account was just N3million but that since the new management came on board, N5billion have been remitted to the Consolidated Revenue Account while another N3billion has accrued and waiting to be remitted into the account.
Adeosun revealed to State House correspondents that similar leakages was also observed in NIMASA where the funds generated in the past were at variance with what their new management were remitting to the common treasury.