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Akwa Ibom tackles ghost workers at broadcaster

12 November 2013, 07:30Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Akwa Ibom State has started the process of implementing the biometric data capturing exercise for workers of the region’s Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC) as part of broader measures to eliminate so-called ghost workers in the firm.

They workers of the organisation have been directed to collect the Biometric Data Capture Forms in the Administration Directorate for completion for the purpose of self-verification exercise.

Staff of AKBC Television had been scheduled for the exercise on Monday morning at the sub-treasury hall, while Staff of AKBC Radio took theirs later in the day.

In a statement signed by the Head of Administration and Human Resources Directorate, IS  Inyang, he said all staff were to appear for the exercise with original and photocopies of their Letter of first Appointment, Letter of confirmation of appointment and first school Leaving Certificates.

Other requirements were age declaration and birth certificates used at the point of entry into the service, last month’s pay slip and salary account statement, staff ID card and a number from computer center.

Other education certificates are as applicable, change of name and newspaper publication.

The statement added that the exercise was mandatory for all staff including those on annual leave

Akwa is among the states worst affected by the problem of ghost workers.

There is an estimated 8 000 ghost workers in the state’s wage bill, representing a fifth of the estimated total number of such workers in Nigeria.

– CAJ News


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