Yay or Nay: Should the JAMB staff who accused a snake of swallowing N36m be blamed seeing that The Presidency has once accused rats of chasing Mr President out of office?

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A couple of hours ago, there were reports from several news outlets that a snake had stolen N36Million from the JAMB Office in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

According to reports:

A team of auditors were dispatched to different state offices of JAMB to take inventory of the sold and unsold scratch cards and recover whatever money that might have either been generated or mismanaged during the period of the sale of scratch cards.

On their visit to Makurdi office of JAMB, a sales clerk, Philomina Chieshe, told JAMB registrar and his team that she could not account for N36 million she made in previous years before the abolition of scratch cards.

In the course of interrogation, Philomena confessed that it was her housemaid that connived with another JAMB staff, Joan Asen, to “spiritually” steal the money from the vault in the accounts office.

Philomina in her confessional statement said that Joan Asen and her accomplices confessed that they have been stealing the money “spiritually” through a mysterious snake that always sneak into the office to swallow the money from the vault.

 

Sometime in August, 2017, the Presidency also gave a similar excuse saying rats had chased the President out of office when Nigerians wondered why President Buhari had not returned to office after spending 3 months in London for health reasons.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, had disclosed that Rodents had wrought plenty of damage in President Buhari’s Aso Rock office; a situation that meant Buhari now has to be working from home for a couple of weeks, pending when the damaged office furniture is fixed.

Buhari made a return to Nigeria on August 19, 2017, after spending 103 days in London on a medical vacation. In his absence.

“Following the three months period of disuse, Rodents have caused a lot of damage to the furniture and the air conditioning units,” Shehu lamented.

Shehu also disclosed that it isn’t uncommon for Nigerian presidents to work from home.

“There are also general works (to be carried out in the office) and it is not uncommon. Buhari has used the residential office for many years.

“What is important is that the job gets done. Whether he does it from his bedroom or his sitting room or his anteroom—it does not matter. Let the job be done and it will be done”, Shehu said.

What do you think though?

 Yay or Nay: Should the JAMB staff who accused a snake of swallowing N36m be blamed seeing that The Presidency has once accused rats of chasing Mr President out of office?

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