Civil defence corps begins bio-metric data exercise

NSCDC personnel

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC, has commenced Bio-metric data of its officers nation-wide.

The bio-metric data is meant to establish a central data base for the corps to allow for proper documentation of all officers and men.

According to the NSCDC Commandant General, Ade Abolurin, the bio-metric data is part of the programmes initiated by top management to enable the organisation to meet the standards set by the International Civil Defence Organisation, ICO.

He explained that the bio-metric exercise is also meant to keep records and make information of every member accessible at all time.

The data, Mr. Abolurin said, will allow for updating, which means all information regarding length of service, transfer, posting, promotion, course attended, skills acquired, health and other important information about each officer could be retrieved within a very short period.

“This is a better and accurate way to identify individuals. Anybody can fake identity card but not your fingerprint,” he said.

Mr. Abolurin said the bio-metric data will reduce incidences of fraud, ghost workers, and other problems associated with name resemblance.

He said it will also help improve prompt payment of salary and allowances.

The first phase of the bio-metric exercise will cover Oyo, Osun, Kwara, Ogun, Ekiti, Kogi, Edo and Abuja.

Whatever challenges observed in the pilot will then be corrected and implemented in other commands across the nation.

The exercise is due to end in the first quarter of 2015.


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