JAMB urges public to ignore smear campaign against its management 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said there has been a well coordinated attempt by some groups to drag the Board on the mud.

This was contained in a statement signed by JAMB’s Head of Publicity and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, and presented to Blueprint on Thursday evening.

The statement reads, “This is to alert the general public to a well-orchestrated smear campaign against JAMB and its management.

“This sinister campaign is being sponsored by some disgruntled individuals whose unwholesome interests are being affected by the spate of  current reforms in JAMB which have successfully blocked their sources of illicit wealth.

“To achieve their nefarious agenda, an unstable shadowy character is being used to launch calculated and vicious attacks against the Board.

“Already, they have concocted some false and totally baseless allegations for which they have contracted an unregistered and faceless NGO to be circulating to various agencies, especially the ICPC, media outlets and bloggers across the country.

“While we urge the ICPC to investigate the malicious allegations and make its findings public, we also advise the media and members of the public to beware of the shenanigans of these merchants of falsehoods who are hell-bent on tarnishing the hard-earned and positive image of the Board and its leadership.”

Benjamin said the  management of the Board will continue to manage the affairs of the organisation with utmost transparency and in line with international best practices “regardless of the array of dark and powerful forces working round the clock to pull it down.”

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