The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board 9JAMB), has alleged that some disgruntled individuals have concluded plans to launch severe attacks to smear its image and impugn the integrity of its officials.
The board spoke in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, Friday, JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, said that a “well-orchestrated smear campaign” is being plotted against the board and its management.
According to him, “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.
“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.”