The Plateau State House of Assembly has adopted the report from the House Committee on the ongoing biometric data captured for staff at the local government level, the report recommended that government should allowed the state universal education Board to correct all the areas of the bio data of all those captured to enable them get their salaries. This follows the presentation of the committee findings on the bio data exercise at the local government level by the committee chairman Godfrey Lamdip during Tuesdays plenary.
Chairman of the committee while giving a brief of the report noted that since the commencement of the biometric exercise 2 years ago, they have still not captured some staff and this has brought about untold hardship experience by staff at the local government level, Lamdip noted that the committee went into action 6th August 2015 by inviting the management of local government service commission at the state universal Basic Education Board to clarify an issue on the actual number of staff that are captured and the reason for the delay on the biometric data capture excise, the committee also sort to know why some workers have not been paid salaries for the past 2 years and to clarified issues surrounding the recent employment embarked upon on local government service commission. Lamdip explained that based on the committee investigation, the following observations were made and the local government service commission was not dully representated by the committee and that the permanent secretary and local government service commission has highjacked the whole process.
The committee recommended that staff that were not qualified as the matter of consideration be reengaged on the service, posted to other departments in the local government system as non teaching staff or administrative staff. The report of the committee drew debate on the floor of the house by members who made modification, adjustment, respond some part of the observations and made recommendations.
The committee was chaired by the speaker of the house Hon. Peter Azi.