The 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).
According to a statement by Samuel Olowookere, the Deputy Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, the committee, inaugurated by Dr Clement Illoh, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, will look into the purported certificate forgery and irregular career progression in the commission.
Olowookere said that the upgrade and promotions that culminated in the decision to dismiss some staff of the commission were also to be considered by the committee.
“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.
According to him, 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.
The committee iss to ascertain whether the disciplinary actions taken by NIMC followed due process, transparency and accountability.