Monday, 11 May 2015


SASCTAC Calls out Senior Civil Servants Leadership on Recent Statements
The Senior Staff Association of Communications, Transport and Corporations (SSACTAC), representing thousands of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) staff has condemned the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on the recent statement credited to it, which called for the sack of the Director General/ CEO of NIMC.
The union in a statement signed by the President, (SSACTAC, NIMC Branch), Comrade Lukeman Ibrahim said the association of senior civil servants of Nigeria has shown from its recent outburst a total lack of intellectual understanding for identity management globally and in the country.

The Union was reportedly shocked that the ASCSN alleged that the management of NIMC has only embarked on unproductive projects and has not been able to deliver on its primary assignment of National Identity Card production and issuance.
Describing the statement as malicious and a complete display of ignorance, Comrade Ibrahim, called on the ASCSN to carry out background checks and investigations before issuing indicting statements on any organization or individual.
According to him, I am shocked at the ASCSN for its lack of knowledge or display of hypocrisy on the National Identity Management Systems (NIMS) project because the National e-ID Card cannot be compared with Personal Voter’s Card (PVC) which does not require any Certifications or the high security setup essential for the National Identity Database (NIDB) before its issuance.
In addition, Comrade Ibrahim said “SSACTAC, is not aware of any attempt to sack 1000 workers of NIMC. It is true that about 400 staff of NIMC were discovered to have either obtained fake promotion, conversion, upgrading letters and appointment letters and have been benefitting financially from fraud.
“SSACTAC is also aware that the affected staff were given benefit of fair hearing after due investigation. As a responsible union SSACTAC will always protects its members but will not support actions that are criminal, because the integrity required for the National identity database cannot be compromise by the usual civil service syndrome.”
“Any attempts therefore by any organs individual or office to frustrate the ongoing NIMS project either by the demand for the sack of the Director General/CEO or any of its management and staff will be resisted by the union,” the statement added.
The statement further noted that the workers of NIMC are not civil servants and are not members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), and said the SSACTAC, the appropriate union has long unionized its members who are all employees of NIMC.
“For the avoidance of doubt, NIMC Staff and Senior Staff Association of Communication Transport and Corporations (SSACTAC) are currently concerned on delivering the NIMS project to Nigerians and are also asking to be properly remunerated.
“In a recent statement issued by the SSACTAC, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, who directly oversees the NIMS project was called upon to hasten the process of improving the salary structure of the Staff of NIMC.” The statement added.
The statement further called on the appropriate authorities to invite the leadership of ASCSN with a view to ascertain the level of their involvement individually on the fake letters

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