In pursuance of its core mandate to reposition and stimulate the Local Government Service in the State for optimal service delivery , the Akwa Ibom State Local Government Service Commission under the chairmanship of Hon. Monday Eyo, has approved a comprehensive verification exercise and capturing of staff security encoded identity cards to be carried out in the 31 Local Government Councils in the state.
Flagging off the exercise at Abak Local Government Council, the leader of the team and Head of Administration and Supplies Department, Dr. ( Mrs. ) Rosalyn Essien, said that the exercise will serve in a dual capacity; the capturing of staff for security encoded Identity (ID) card and personnel audit.
According to Dr. Rosalyn, the exercise was part of the mandate of the present Commission to reposition the Local Government Service. She said the exercise when concluded, will serve as an important document at the commission and appealed to staff to take the exercise seriously by availing themselves of the biometric processes
The Director said that the ID card will contain basic service information of staff such as name, staff PIN, date of birth, date of first appointment, date of retirement, and blood group.
Also speaking at the event, the Akwa Ibom State President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Anestina Iweh said the exercise is first of its kind in the history of Local Government Service in Akwa Ibom State.
She opined that the request for a recent Bank Verification Number (BVN) as one of the requirements from the staff by the verification committee will also boost staff information database.
Iweh while encouraging staff to see the exercise as a one-time opportunity in getting their service Information updated, urged them to provide their service records as required for the exercise.
The Committee which is led by Dr. ( Mrs.) Rosalyn Essien, Head of Administration and supplies Department has Mr. Peter Nkonduok, Director of the Unified Local Payroll System, Mr. Ukeme lnyang, Head of planning, Research, and statistics, Mrs. Anestina Iweh, President of NULGE, Dr. Aniebiet Etuk, the salary consultant of Unified Local Government Service and other supporting staff.
The thirty-one days verification exercise which commenced on the 18th October 2021 at Abak Local Government Council, is billed to end on 9th December 2021.