IPPIS: Nigerian government suspends 331 civil servants’ salaries

Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure strict compliance with service and establishment matters so that their Organisation can stand the test of time.

The federal government says it has suspended the salaries of 331 civil servants for failing to update their Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

Mahmuda Mamman, Permanent Secretary, Career Management office, announced in a statement issued by Abdulaganiyu Aminu, spokesman for the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF) on Saturday in Abuja.

Mr Mamman had signed the circular of the suspension on behalf of the HOCSF, Folasade Yemi-Esan.

It added that the circular was addressed to all permanent secretaries, accountant-general of the federation, and the auditor-general of the federation.

“The salaries of 331 federal civil servants have been suspended on the IPPIS platform for their failure to carry out the online records update of the HR Module of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.

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“And also, who failed to participate in the physical verification exercise. “This emerged from a circular ref: HCSF/CSO/HRM/T/41 issued on 9th June, 2021.

“And signed on behalf of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Mahmuda Mamman,” the federal government explained.

According to Mr Mamman, despite various circulars issued requesting employees of MDAs to carry out an online records update on the IPPIS verification portal, some employees in the core MDAs failed to comply with the directives.

“As a result of this, they could not also participate in the physical verification exercise that was carried out between June 2018 and December 2020 as their records were not found on the verification portal,” it stated.

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The federal government initiated the human resources module of the IPPIS records update exercise to rid the civil service of ghost workers, cut down government expenditure, and ensure credible personnel records.

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