Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) have joined the ongoing biometric data verification of ex-workers and pensioners of the liquidated national carrier, Nigeria Airways Limited.
Besides the EFCC and ICPC agents, other security agencies were also enlisted for the exercise.
The participation of EFCC and ICPC personnel in the exercise, according to Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed, was to ensure transparency and accountability.
It was also to ensure that people who were not qualified did not have access to the money.
Speaking at the Skypower Catering Limited premises in Ikeja, Lagos yesterday, the minister said besides displaying the relevant documents, the EFCC and ICPC officials were obtaining thumbprints of the beneficiaries.
She was represented by the Secretary of Presidential Initiative for Continuous Audit (PICA), an arm of the Ministry of Finance, Dr. Mohammed Dikwa.
Dikwa, while addressing the ex-Airways workers and pensioners, said hitches experienced in the exercise were being looked into. Read more