The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani has said that the deployment of the Digital Biometric Clock-in System is part of government’s effort to drive productivity in the workplace.
Dr. Ajani made this known while commissioning the Digital Biometric System today in Abuja.
“We are here to commission the clock-in system of the Federal Ministry of Transportation. This has become necessary for us to be able to look at the productivity time of Staff in the office”, she said.
According to her, it will also streamline the work of the Human Resource Management Department, to efficiently and effectively monitor staff input as it relates to punctuality, work-hours put-in, at the click of the mouse.
Speaking further, the Permanent Secretary acknowledged that the biometric device, part from engendering productivity, reducing truancy amongst staff, can also be a security tool as in the course of a security breach, data processed from the device can assist to identify persons that were within the work facility at that point in time.
Also speaking, the Director, Human Resources Management, Patricia Umoh, stated that the biometric system will take away the burden to identify, and reprimand erring staff who stay away from duty without official approval given by their superiors.
While sensitizing the staff on the use of the biometric device, the Desk Officer, Engr. Ubong advised that it was in everyone’s to clock- in and clock- out as it is a veritable tool of accounting for all.
For those who plan on sabotaging the device, he warned that security cameras have been placed at all the points where the biometric machine have been mounted.
Eric Ojiekwe Director Press and Public Relations June 1, 2022