Lets Talk About The Newly Introduced Monthly Biometric Clearance for South West Corps Members By NYSC

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In a bid to further ensure accountability and safety amongst corps members, The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in a training workshop in Ibadan, few weeks ago, introduced biometric clearance for corp members in the South West.


Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure, Director-General of the NYSC, in the training workshop themed ‘Ensuring Accountability in Corps Members Activities Using ICT’, noted that the use of biometric clearance will ensure accountability amongst corps members as it will curb payment of allowance to absent corps members.

According to media sources, the introduction of the biometric in Oyo state is not the first of its kind, former Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi, had in 2015 at an inauguration and demonstration ceremony in Kuje Area Council, Abuja, introduced the National Youth Service Corps’ biometric data capturing technology to help keep tabs on corps members.

Vanguard reported that the biometric clearance was supposed to kick-off in September, 2015, for Lagos and Abuja, and extend to other geo-political zones in 2016.

The biometric clearance has taken off in Abuja and Lagos, according to Techpoint. If this biometric exercise is sustained, it will help reduce death of corp members natonwide, as it will restrict them to their several locations. Also, participant of the scheme won't be paid his or her allawee' if found defaulting.

Do you think the introduction of biometric for Monthly clearance will help tackle ghost corpers, amongst other issues relating to corps members?

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