The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, on Friday, warned ministries, departments and agencies of government that have yet to migrate into the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System to do so or risk being sanctioned.
He said this during a meeting with the acting Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, in Abuja.
The IPPIS scheme is one of the Federal Government’s reform initiatives designed to undertake human resource management activities from recruitment to separation including payroll and pension processing.
It also facilitates planning, aid budgeting, monitor monthly payment of staff emoluments against what was provided for in the budget; ensure database integrity; facilitate easy storage; updating and retrieval of personnel records for administrative and pension processes.
Through the implementation of the IPPIS project, the Federal Government was able to save N68bn in 2017 alone. There are about 950 MDAs of government having about 1.2 million workers according to government officials with knowledge of the government payroll.
As of March last year, a total of 511 MDAs had been captured under the IPPIS platform with a total of 607,843 members of staff. Idris while speaking with Adamu warned agencies to be ready for the consequences of non-compliance as the Treasury would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the Federal Government’s directive was fully complied with.
He commended the Nigeria Police Force for showing example by complying with the directive of the Federal Government, noting that this had further demonstrated the robustness of the platform and the government’s commitment to a transparent, accountable and efficient management of the nation’s funds in line with global best practice.
He said, “I want to place on record that the Nigerian police has fully been integrated into the IPPIS platform and their successful enrolment has paved way for the enrolment of the Nigeria military, which has further demonstrated the robustness of the platform and our avowed commitment to a transparent, accountable and efficient management of the nation’s funds in line with global best practice.”
The AGF, also congratulated Adamu on his appointment as acting IG, describing it as well-deserved and expressed optimism that he would discharge his mandate with professionalism.
He highlighted the enormous roles the Nigeria Police Force played in maintaining peace and security in the country, stating that there was the need for the Police to be supported with adequate funding.