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“I have never in my life collected bribe” – JAMB Registrar reacts to alleged fraud case


Following to the recent allegations against the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Is-haq Oloyede  (READ HERE) , he has declared that he has never collected bribe from anyone.
In
his reaction, Mr. Oloyede denied all the allegations. The don said he
has never taken bribe, extorted anyone, inflated contracts nor accepted
gifts from any contractor.
The JAMB registrar also maintained that
he operated a transparent system within the period he served the
university as vice chancellor.

“I am extremely selective in
accepting gifts from even personal friends. My needs are limited and my
legitimate income is sufficient to spend on my volunteer work,” the JAMB
boss said.
“I have never in my life collected bribe, inflated
contracts, extorted anyone nor accepted gifts beyond “Thank You greeting
cards” from any contractor, dead or alive.”
Before his
appointment as JAMB registrar, Mr. Oloyede served as vice chancellor of
the University of Ilorin between 2008 and 2012.

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Within the period,
he served as Chairman of the Association of Vice Chancellors of
Nigerian Universities, AVCNU; initiator of the Association of West
Africa Universities, AWAU; President of the Association of African
Universities, AAU; and Board member of the Association of Commonwealth
Universities, ACU as well as the International Association of
Universities, IAU.
In August 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari
appointed Mr. Oloyede the registrar of the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board, JAMB. He was appointed alongside sixteen other
heads of parastatals and agencies under the Federal Ministry of
Education.

In its reaction, the Academic Staff Union of
Universities, ASUU, kicked against Mr. Oloyede’s appointment, stressing
that the former vice chancellor should be probed. The union also alleged
that Mr. Oloyede’s era as vice chancellor at the University of Ilorin
was characterized by anti-democratic and anti-union activities.
But
in his response to the union’s petition sent to the EFCC on Thursday,
Mr. Oloyede said that his response to the allegations was necessary
because there is need to “thwart the Satanic objective of distracting me
from the national assignment which they protested against but failed.”
The
JAMB boss however called on the anti-graft agency, EFCC, to investigate
the allegations and take necessary action after establishing the
truthfulness of the case brought before it by the union.

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