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JAMB plans N6bn head office in Abuja

3/5/2021 3:04:00 AM

JAMB plans N6bn head office in Abuja

Leke Baiyewu, AbujaTHE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board plans to build a new headquarters in the Central Area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the sum of N6bn.This was made known in Abuja on Thursday at an investigative hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts.

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The hearing was on audit queries issued by the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation against ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government.The Director, Finance and Administration, JAMB, Mufutau Bello, who appeared before the committee, said the board has been saving N2bn annually since 2018 to raise the money and commence the project.

The head office of the examination body is presently located in the Bwari, headquarters of the Bwari Area Council.Bello said JAMB had realised N5.5bn so far, lamenting that the COVID-19 pandemic affected the internally generated revenue of the board in 2020.

He said, “We are proposing to move our central headquarters to the Central Area (of Abuja). We have a plan of over N6bn but since we don’t collect subvention from the government for our overhead and capital (costs), every year, from 2018, we have been setting aside N2bn because our target is N6bn to be able to acquire our headquarters in the Central Area.

“The money is in our TSA (Treasure Single Account). We had a challenge in 2020 because of COVID; so, we could not realise our budget. So far, we have realised about 5.5bn.”The Chairman of the committee, Oluwole Oke, however, faulted the decision to keep the money idle in the account.

“You cannot keep such money idling in an account. That is poor treasury management,” he stated.Be hard on illicit drugs, traffickers, Reps tell MarwaIn another development, the House Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes has asked the newly appointed Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig.-Gen Buba Marwa (retd.) to fight the war against hard and illicit drugs in Nigeria to a standstill.

The committee charged Marwa in Abuja on Thursday when the new NDLEA boss held his inaugural meeting with the lawmakers.The Chairman of the committee, Francis Agbo, stated that the war against hard drugs must be won by the NDLEA under Marwa’s leadership, noting that it is a war that all well meaning citizens must engage in.

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Agbo said, “It is not possible that the NDLEA can confront drug barons with all these sophisticated weapons and so, the committee will ensure funds are appropriated for the fight against hard and illicit drugs.”Responding, Marwa noted that the security crises in parts of the country were due to the growing usage of hard drugs.

He assured the lawmakers that he would not disappoint the country in the ongoing fight against hard and illicit drugs.Copyright PUNCH.All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

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We know jamb fraud in the system. Always looking for ways to steal wetin una de use 6billion naira office do? Why? Misplaced priority. They should fund one or two universities to a world standard. Why 6bn head office tell us you want to steal money What's the building going to do in the lives of the students?

Useless government. No priorities. 🎶Sho ni cash app, bill am...📣 Aluta continua... shameful fathers Everything is now online, those days of building big offices are gone. In this regime that dont value education? I laugh in Chinese! Must every Government head office be in Abuja.. Rubbish One Nigeria All of you just be doing anything you like. Ok.

Wetin happen to their office in Bwari? What is the usefulness of an headoffice that can't be maintained eventually. They’re saying it cuz they wanna steal more money, Nigeria is fucked by the government in the pussy and in ass all corners In an IT driven world, I doubt if JAMB needs such an office. The N6bn can be spent on an outfit that can provide employment for some of our graduates. It is now obvious that the unemployment problem in the country is due to the lack of concern by our leaders.

Why are they moving jamb ? Southern nigeria you need to wake up 6bn for what oga jamb.upon all the money you people sell jamb from..cracked nation almost falling . F*ckers! They won't build a N6bn hospital... Oshey baddest! Time to cash out! Emuraasi! Billion sef!!! don follow us suffer for this yeye country!!!

Give that N6bn to the farmers will create more jobs The Bwari office is very okay for JAMB How did you manage to save 2 billion yearly? I thought FG was suppose to be in control of all the funds generated and what it's used for? Pathetic Very soon university's will start admitting students independently. JAMB is irrelevant in modern educational system

No need of jamb office. Let it be invisible office. Has nothing to offer. Inshort, Should be cancelled completely. What for? N6B? Nawao JAMB ought to have been scrapped by now. If not for depleting the treasury, I am really worried about the purpose JAMB is serving in Nigeria, when schools in the north don’t require it to gain admission.

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Can!! da yawar ku or holiday resort? 😂 Everybody wan cash out. It's a free for all How much will that contribute to Nigeria’s GDP? JAMB spends this much to build HQS and its staffs are still being paid from federal allocation, basically derived from oil. This is the kind of leadership that keeps us poverty bound.

I am a Lady Web and Apps Developer. I am looking for clients. Please help retweet my pinned tweet. You may be helping me locate my clients. I weep for my people. We don't deserve this administration at all. NGN 6 Billion = $14,634,146.34. That’s 14.6 Million dollars folks....for an office in the poverty capital of the World. Where the minimum wage is NGN18,000. Just for perspective sake.

Na white house den won build Can't they just finish pdp's hq and share the floors with them Hope the snake’s 🐍 Office would be a part too?! 🤨 Na skyscraper they wan build? 6bn keee you there They have come