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PHCN Workers Undergo Biometric Scan

Workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria across the country have finally subjected themselves to biometric verification.

The Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Power, Mr. Cdon Adinuba, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview in Lagos on Thursday.

NAN recalls that the Minister of Power, Prof. Bart Nnaji, had in October, directed that PHCN workers who refused to subject themselves to the biometric verification would not receive their salaries from November.

Adinuba said that the verification was ongoing in all the states of the federation, adding that only those who participated in it would receive their November salary.

“The verification exercise is ongoing in all the states. PHCN workers in Jos have completed the exercise. Those who have completed theirs will receive their salaries. But we hope that all will be completed soonest,” he said.

Nnaji had said that there was the need to subject the workers to biometric verification based on the agreement reached with their union to increase the workers’ salaries by 50 per cent.

He said the exercise had commenced before the union stopped the process.

NAN quoted the minister as saying that the verification would facilitate the payment of three months areas of June, July and August, which had accumulated to N9bn.


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