NLC Faults Kano State Govt Claims of 7,629 Ghost Workers


By Ibrahim Shuaibu

Kano state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Kano state government are now at loggerheads over the biometric exercise conducted for civil servants in the state.
The NLC sharply disagrees with the authenticity of an interim report from the office of the head of service that 7,629 ghost workers were captured in the biometric exercise.

Briefing reporters on Thursday at NUJ secretariat, the NLC chairman, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir, stated that the on-going biometric exercise was characterised by mix-up on the part of the consultant employed by Kano state government.

According to him, “ The labour centres will want to remind the Kano state government to take cognisance of some workers undergoing training outside the country after securing their release while some pensioners are not residing in the country after retirement from service but yet are bona-fide pensioners of the state .

“We also identify some mix-up in the data provided by some government organs as part of their staff lists. My humble self, the labour leader in the state, after duly being captured in my area of assignment, I was listed among the 7,626 members of staff on the list submitted to the consultant from my former station as part of those who have not appeared for the exercise.”