The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede, has defended the decision of the commission to employ 300 staff without advertising the positions.
Professor Oloyede, who appeared before the House of Representatives on Monday, said the decision was to fill vacancies created due to retirement.
The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee is investigating employment racketeering by Ministries, Departments and Agencies and mismanagement of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Further investigation by the OBSERVERSTIMES into the root of this matter uncovered how JAMB boss is busy recruiting his wives relatives and brothers into various vacant position in JAMB, among them are some of his colleagues who have retired already from University of Ilorin .
House member who participated in the ongoing investigation confided in OBSERVERSTIMES that JAMB boss is hiding under replacement to recruit his family members, friends, those that give them money, to sell slots, etcetera.
“No agency has any reason not to advertise vacancies for recruitment. Wonder why JAMB does not want to advertise. Why? You recruit 100, 200, 300, 900, 100, splitting it into three instalments without going to the public to tell Nigerians that they have vacancies and are inviting qualified Nigerians to apply for such things,” he argued.
“So take it or leave it, agencies are hiding under replacement to perpetuate employment racketeering and other employment related fraud. That is our position. Because there is no agency that would appear here that would not give you a certificate of waiver. Most of the agencies would not bring even a one paged advert in any national daily for its recruitment. So it is a fraud,” Hon Gagdi added.