Teachers and other workers of the six Area Councils in Abuja, the nation’s capital city have been assured of the safety of their jobs, in the wake of mixed-feelings trailing the ongoing biometric capturing exercise by the FCT Administration.
Making this assertion, Secretary for Area Councils Services Secretariat (ACSS), Adamu Abubakar Bappah, said it was imperative the FCT Administration knew the actual number of staff at the councils for adequate planning purposes.
Bappah, while speaking with newsmen in his office, advised all workers across the Area Councils to avail themselves to be captured in the system.
According to him, “the biometric capture at the Area Councils will make us know the actual staff strength in the Area Councils and the LEAs (Local Education Authorities). It is basically like a compendium of staff, so bonafide staff should not entertain fears.
“The data will be used for planning and other purposes, not only by the Area Councils Services Secretariat, but also by other agencies like the Area Councils Services Commission, the Area Councils Services Board, UBEB (Universal Basic Education Board) and office of the Auditor-General of Area Councils.”
He disclosed that a consultant who would work with staff of the relevant agencies for the exercise was given six weeks to conclude the job and submit report of the study to the FCT Administration.
The ACSS boss further revealed that the Councils staff would be trained to carry on with the exercise because it would be a continuous one, owing to the fact that some staff would definitely retire and others employed into the service.