Oloyede emerges public servant of the year
Registrar/Chief Executive of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, has bagged the ‘Most outstanding Public Servant of the Year Award’, in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards efficient service delivery in the education sub-sector by The New Telegraph.
Ever since Prof. Oloyede took over the mantle of leadership at the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in August 2016, the Board has always been in the media for the right reasons, it has been from one success story to the order.
He has sustained the acclaimed efficiency and service delivery, which made some people see the Board as the most efficient Public organization in Nigeria in the recent past.
In line with the Federal government’s policy of zero tolerance for corruption and diversifying the nation’s economy, the Board under Prof. Oloyede has blazed several trails.
Recently, the Board which hitherto was seen as a non-revenue generating agency that depends on federal government subvention for its sustenance, remitted a whopping 5.2b to the coffers of the federation, with a promise that another 3b will follow before the end of the year, bringing the total to 8b.
He has been on top of so many transformations in the Board with the recent been the overhaul of the 2018 registration process where a candidate will need not go through the tedious process of last year profile creation but simply sent a text containing his/her surname first name and middle name where applicable with his/her phone to a code to be disclosed in an advert to be realised soon and his profile is created.
These are unprecedented in the history of public service in Nigeria and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in
particular. This feats were only achieved due to the integrity, credibility, accountability and transparency of Prof. Oloyede.
Prof. Ishaq Olanrewaju Oloyede has demonstrated to the whole world that men of integrity and unalloyed patriotism still abound in Nigeria, he has demonstrated that one could serve in the public service with the sole aim of service and taking his organization to the next pedestal.
This explains why his achievements should be celebrated for generations to see for possible adoption and peer review by even sister organisations or governments.