Ondo State government has began a two-day screening of its workers and pensioners to ascertain the number of those still in service and those alive respectively.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that a large number of local government staff members, teachers and pensioners were present at the Okitipupa Local Government secretariat for the screening which began on Tuesday.
Temiyemi Akinmolayan, the Chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees, Okitipupa Chapter, told NAN that the screening exercise was a good idea. Akinmolayan said that the government needed to ascertain population of its workforce in order to have the correct figures for payment of salaries, pensions and other welfare packages.
“The screening exercise is the first of its kind and it is a welcome idea because government needs to know the number of its workers in order to prepare for them. “I urge all workers in our council to turn up for this exercise for them to enjoy the benefits of their work.”
The requirements for the exercise are first letter of appointment, letter of confirmation, last letter of promotion, letter of change of names and two recent passport photographs.