THE federal government on Tuesday, May 24, said it had recorded a savings of about N220 billion since April 2007 when it commenced the implementation of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System. A statement from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, said that the amount is expected to increase when other agencies of government are enrolled into the platform.
The IPPIS is one of the federal government’s reform initiative conceived to transform the Nigerian public service aimed at improving the management of human resources and providing a centralised payroll system in the service.
The project implementation commenced at the Bureau of Public Service Reforms before its management was transferred to the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in October 2008. The project went live in April 2007 with seven pilot Ministries, Departments and Agencies and its objective include centralised payment of salaries; aid manpower planning and budgeting as well as facilitate convenient staff remuneration payment with minimal wastage.
The statement said that a total of 447 MDAs are already on the IPPIS platform while others are expected to be enrolled before the end of this year. The statement reads in part, “The IPPIS initiative is aimed at improving the management of human resources and providing a centralised payroll system in the service.
“A total of 447 MDAs are already on IPPIS to date including all the core Ministries, Medical and Allied Health Institutions, Agencies under Ministry of Science and Technology, among others. 56 of them came on board in 2016. Savings of over N220bn have been recorded by IPPIS from inception to date.”
In a bid enrol the outstanding MDAs, the office in the statement said that a verification exercise would be carried out with a view to identifying and weeding out those civil servants that have retired, died, or without genuine documents.
The outstanding MDAs are the Nigeria Police Force and other Para-Military Agencies (Nigeria prisons, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Federal Fire Services), the Military (Army, Navy and Air Force) and all Federal tertiary institution (Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education) as well as agencies in the Petroleum Sector.
— May 24, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT