An anti-corruption group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency CESJET has exonerated the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede of any wrong doing in an alleged N2 billion fraud.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, CESJET Convener/Executive Secretary Comrade Ikpa Isaac said the petition against Oloyede by officials of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was self serving.
ASUU had last December written a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Oloyede, accusing him of N2 billion fraud.
Isaac said while the group support the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari, it must however not be converted to a tool for settling personal scores, committing institutional blackmail or for extorting undeserved concessions.
He said, “We further have it on good authority that the union members are not comfortable with the reforms initiated by Oloyede at JAMB since these changes would deprive some corrupt lecturers of the money they make from admission racketeering.”
“All the allegations that ASUU and its officials have made against Oloyede have been found to be false, malicious and mischievous we are calling on the union to without further delays tender an unreserved apology to the man,” the statement said.
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