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Islamic Scholar, Prof Is’haq Oloyede returns N5b to FG

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Professor Is’haq Olanrewaju Oloyede

Nigerians from all works of life have commended the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is’haq Olanrewaju Oloyede for returning N5 billion to government treasury just within a year.

Consequently, the entire forward looking, progressive Nigerians and the Muslim community have been celebrating Professor Oloyede, a scholar in the finest tradition, former Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and a Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence for remitting N5 billion into the government coffer for the first time since 1999.

The social media, news stands and various joints are still filled with the news, commendations, surprise and consternation with almost the incredible story in a clime where Chief Executive Officers of government ministries, parastatals and agencies see such position as an opportunity to enrich themselves.

The JAMB Registrar achieved this feat due to his Administrative acumen after successfully conducting 2017 JAMB Examination. It is a living fact that all these years, JAMB has always begged Government for money.

Oloyede succeeded in blocking all loopholes without compromising standards. As if that is not enough, Oloyede is even contemplating reducing JAMB fees in 2018 to relieve poor Nigerians!

Responding to this development, a Doctor of Philosophy from a notable South-West university commended the giant strides, which he said contradicted the previous practice that was riddled with corruption and malpractices.

“We are proud of Oloyede. This is a far cry from the previous administrations, particularly that of Professor Dibu Ojerinde who reportedly returned only N3 million into the government coffer. We must give it to Oloyede and his team.

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If this is the ‘Islamisation’ of Nigeria being touted around, let the detractors keep crying wolf and raising phony alarms; let the good job continues.

“Let those enemies of Nigeria give us examples of their own products. As Muslims we are proud of our illustrious sons and daughters like Prof Oloyede, Dr Amina Muhammed, Professor Attahiru Jega, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Justice Ayo Salami, MKO Abiola, President Muhammadu Buhari, Gen Tunde Idiagbon, Murtala Ramat Muhammed and the likes for their honesty, transparency, probity and fear of God. But unfortunately, our hypocrisy-infested mass media will not give this much prominence,” he said.

Similarly, a civil servant with the Lagos state government, Mrs Josephine Adeola lauded the achievement of the JAMB Registrar.

“This is a a kind of leaders Nigeria requires at the time unlike what the leadership of the National Assembly is showcasing to the world. I am a Christian but I don’t mind whoever is in the leadership as long as he or she rules well,” she said.


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