Imo workers reject biometric verification, electronic payment

Imo workers reject biometric verification, electronic payment

- The plan to conduct biometric verification of workers in Imo state has been rejected by the state chapter of the NLC

- With the move, the government also planned to commence electronic payment for workers and re-implementation of staff payroll

- According to the state NLC, the move will make workers redundant and would also have great effect on the public service

Imo state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected a move by the state government to conduct biometric verification of workers in the state.

The move which will also see the government commence electronic payment for workers and re-implementation of staff payroll was rejected by the state NLC who stressed that it will make workers redundant and would have great effect on the public service.

Going further, the workers claimed “that the cumulative effect of the redundancy would lead to arbitrary sacking of workers and that the programme cannot be fully realised within the remaining lifespan of the present administration”.

Imo NLC chairman, Austin Chilakpo, in a statement argued that the policy should be left for the incoming administration to consider and implement if necessary.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that for withholding his certificate of return, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state on Wednesday, March 20, asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him with his certificate as the senator-elect for Imo West senatorial district.

According to Okorocha in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/296/2019, INEC lacked the statutory powers to withhold his certificate of return.

The Imo state governor who insisted that he was validly elected to occupy the senatorial seat urged the court to declare that INEC erred when it refused to recognise him.

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