- November 10, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
The National Youth Service Corps – NYSC has commenced the process of biometric clearance for corps members in the South-South zone.
The Director-General of the Corps, Brigadier General Sule Kazaure, who was represented by NYSC Director in charge of ICT, Christy Uba, said at a workshop in Benin to facilitate the exercise, that the innovation was in line with the determination of management of the Corps to ensure accountability in corps members’ activities, especially in local government areas, using the ICT.
The three-day workshop, with the theme: ”Ensuring Accountability of Corps Members Activities in Local Government Areas Using ICT”, had Kazaure disclosing that at the end of the workshop, all activities ranging from clearance of corps members, the weekly Community Development Service – CDS, and monthly clearance would be done using the biometrics.
Kazaure hoped that participants would take advantage of the workshop to gain the requisite knowledge in biometric clearance of corps members, adding that the Corps’ migration from the manual system of mobilisation, deployment, registration and relocation of corps members to an ICT-based process in 2014, was to ensure the corps’ seamless operations in line with prevailing trends.
The director-general charged corps members to avail themselves with the biometric clearance, warning that whoever was not captured would not be cleared for the payment of the monthly allowances. Kazaure also said that the process would assist the management to enthrone transparency in its operational system, while urging participants to shun any acts inimical to the success of the innovation.