The Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit, (PICA) in the Federal Ministry of Finance, in conjunction with the Ministry of Aviation, have commenced a mop up verification exercise for ex- workers of Nigeria Airways Limited (In Liquidation).
A statement by the Director of Press in the Finance Ministry, Mr Hassan Dodo, indicated that the exercise, which took off in Kano and the last the Ministry of Finance would carry out, was meant to verify ex- workers of the defunct national airline, who had genuine claims but were yet to be paid.
Addressing the ex- workers, Director, PICA, Bashir Harisu Mohammed, restated that the exercise was in furtherance of the Federal Government’s determination to ensuring that all former public workers, especially those of liquidated agencies, who had genuine and legitimate claims were not denied of such.
The Director stressed that PICA, a Federal Ministry of Finance department, is responsible for conducting the verification exercise just as it carried out the first verification and payment of the verified staff of the defunct airline in November 2007.
The maiden exercise in 2017 was sequel to an earlier approval by the late President Umaru Yar’adua.