Poor Remittance: FEC Orders Probe of Past Heads Of NIMASA , JAMB

By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday  ordered the probe of past heads of the The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), over what it called poor remittances in the past.

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who briefed council about the performances of some government agencies, said JAMB for the first time remitted N5 billion to the coffers of the government with a balance of N3 billion still to be remitted compared to maximum N3 million per annum remitted in the past.

JAMB in July announced the remittance of N5 billion to the Federal Government which happens to be the highest so far in the last 40 years of its existence.

She said the disparity in the remittances of the two agencies in the past and now necessitated the decision to probe all previous heads of the two agencies.

Adeosun said the council resolved that the past managements of the NIMASA and JAMB should be called to account.

The minister also disclosed that other agencies with similar discrepancies in their revenue remittances will be probed.

 

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