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Bayelsa implements biometric scheme

18 June 2014, 07:37Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Bayelsa State Government, unions and healthworkers have agreed to the full implementation of a biometric programme at the local government level to bring sanity back to the system.

The agreement has been reached with the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) and the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN).

State Deputy Governor, Gboribiogha Jonah, disclosed the partnership at Government House in Yenagoa.

He said the stakeholders were disturbed by the present situation at the local government level, especially the attitude of the workers.

The stakeholders, in a seven-point communiqué read by the Deputy Governor agreed to a full implementation of the biometric programme.

They also agreed on relevant authorities to address discrepancies identified in the biometric exercise, especially as it related to a number of issues such as maternity and annual leave.

The workers also agreed that the attendance register would be used in support of the data capturing machine, while laptops would be provided to support the biometric exercise and workers who absent themselves without approval would be dealt with in accordance with the public service rules.

- CAJ News

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