By Aishat Salihu
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has urged all Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) yet to enroll their staff on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) to do so without further delay.
She said that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that staff of federal MDAs not captured on the automated payroll system will not be paid their salaries at the end of October 2019, and all subsequent months, until they are enrolled.
Recall that the IPPIS project took off in April 2007 with the main aims of paying staff accurately and on time within statutory and contractual regulations.
The project is also designed to provide a payroll service that is customer focused.
Other aims of IPPIS include detecting and removal of ghost workers from the Federal Payroll.
The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Alhaji Ahmed Idris, also disclosed that the Federal Government saved N274 billion through the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.
He further said the N274 billion was the cumulative savings achieved on IPPIS Platform between 2017 and 2018.