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FG inaugurates committee to probe labour crisis in NIMC

Some members of staff of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) protesting lack of welfare and the commission’s plan to sack over 1,000 workers in Abuja… yesterday.					                 PHOTO: LADIDI LUCY ELUKPO

Some members of staff of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) protesting lack of welfare and the commission’s plan to sack over 1,000 workers in Abuja… yesterday. PHOTO: LADIDI LUCY ELUKPO<br />

ni9mcThe Federal Government has inaugurated an independent committee to address the labour crisis between the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCN).

Mr Samuel Olowookere, the Deputy Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.

The statement noted that the committee, inaugurated by Dr Clement Illoh, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, would look into the purported certificate forgery and irregular career progression in the commission.

It quoted Olowookere as saying that the upgrade and promotions resulting in proposed dismissal of some staff of the commission were also to be considered by the committee.

He said “I have no doubt that the outcome of this assignment will put to rest all the suspicious misconceptions, ill feelings, emotional outbursts and tension this crisis has generated in the commission.’’

He said members of the committee were drawn from the ministry, NIMC, ASCN, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).

Other members of the committee were drawn from the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and the Federal Civil Service Commission.

He added that the single term of reference of the committee was to ascertain whether the disciplinary actions taken by NIMC were based on due process, transparency and accountability.

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