Ghost workers: Jamb fleeced FG N110m in 2013 – AG

The just retired Auditor General of the Federation , Mr. Anthony Ayine, in a query issued the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Maticulation Board ( JAMB) in 2015, alleged that the examination body fleeced the Federal Government of Nigeria , the sum of N110.4million through payments to ghost workers.

The Auditor General’s querry to JAMB was contained in a report submitted to the Senate Committee on Public Accounts ( SPAC) , for further investigation.

The AGF in the querry sighted by the Blueprint newspapers last Friday, stated that 66 persons were removed from payroll before the end of 2013 and these persons were on the payroll between one month to 23 months period and they collected about N110.4 million as emoluments.

The query stated further that critical examination of the records of the board revealed that in 2012 and 2013, 70 and 65 employees respectively were found on the payroll but not on the nominal roll.

That request for the personal files of the affected employees for verification of their status was not granted by the then Registrar of the Board, Professor Dibu Ojerinde.

“The Registrar/Chief Executive was requested to forward the personal files of the employees for verification in order to authenticate them as bona fide staff of the board.

“However, his response with reference number JAMB/FIN/127/Vol.2/181 dated 24th May, 2016 did not provide the documents requested”, the query stated.

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