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  • Updated: February 07, 2024

Borno: Zulum directs scrapping of biometric data capture for civil servants

Borno: Zulum directs scrapping of biometric data capture for

The Governor of Borno, Babagana Umara Zulum has directed the scrapping of biometric data capture for all civil servants in the state.

Zulum ordered the State Head of Service, Barrister Mallam Fannami, to ensure that all the biometric data exercises end before the end of February.

The governor gave the directive on Tuesday while interacting with teachers from Zanna Umarti Primary School and Government Secondary School in Damasak town, Mobar Local Government Area of the state.

Abdulrahman Ahmed Bundi, the governor's media aide made this known in a statement on Wednesday morning.

According to Buni, the governor also directed that other means of authenticating information from civil servants should be devised immediately.

Governor Zulum expressed dismay that the biometric exercise subjects civil servants to undue stress, particularly teachers who have to leave their duty posts to meet deadlines.

The Governor partly said: "This issue of biometrics is becoming worrisome. Once someone has a BVN or NIN, I think it is okay.

"We have to stop these biometrics. Head of the service, you have to take note that all biometric exercises should be concluded before the end of February. From March 1st, no more biometric exercises. 

"We have many methods of identifying duplication in the system. Once someone has a valid account number and BVN is linked and has an NIN, any anomaly can be identified.

"Convey my approval to the Ministry of Finance and the biometric unit that all pending exercises should be concluded by the end of February.”

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