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Abia public servants protest govt’s plan to introduce clocking machine, demand payment of 2017 leave allowance

Don’t introduce clocking machines in public service, ASCN tells Abia Govt.
. Demand payment of 2017 leave allowance
By Joseph Egwuma

Abia pensioners protesting pension arrears at the main entrance gate to Government House Umuahia, sometime last year.

Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCN), has appealed to Abia Government not to embark on its plan to introduce clocking machines in the public service to monitor the attendance of workers.

Comrade Bobboi Kaigama, National President of ASCN stated this at the 4th Quadrennial Delegates’ Conference of ASCSN, Abia chapter, in Umuahia.

Kaigama, who was represented by Mr Kennis Ngene, National Vice President, ASCSN, said that the plan was not only uncivilized but also ill-advised.

He said: “It should be noted that the affected workers are civil servants and not factory workers who are remunerated on daily basis.

“Civil servants, for the record, earn salaries and have their affairs and conduct regulated by the Public Service Rules, extant circulars and conditions of service.

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According to him, it is a very archaic and money-gulping exercise that had achieved negative results in other states that embarked on it.

The president also appealed to Abia Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu to give due consideration to the payment of the 2017 leave allowance of workers.

Wawa News Global reports that the union also elected new executive that would pilot its affairs in the next four years.

Mr Sunday Agoha emerged the association’s new Chairman, while Glory Oforkaja and Victor Ogbuehi, emerged as first and second Vice Chairman, respectively.

Mr Sunday Allwell was elected as the Internal Auditor, while Dyboh Michael was returned unopposed.

Mr Kingsley Bassey, the State Secretary of the union, expressed happiness over the peaceful conduct of the election.

He congratulated the new executive and urged them to work hard to uplift the welfare of members in the state.

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