Nigeria: Integrated Payroll - Govt Saves N274 Billion in Two Years

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Alhaji Ahmed Idris, has said the Federal Government has saved N273,809,842,071.99 on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (PPIS) platform, monies that otherwise would have been lost to ghost workers and leakages.

The AGF disclosed this, yesterday, at the meeting of Vice Chancellors, Registrars and Bursars of Federal Universities with the OAGF.

He said "the cumulative savings achieved on IPPIS Platform between 2017 and 2018 was N273,809,842,071.99."

The AGF noted that "prior to 2015, the total number of ministries departments and agencies (MDAs) on IPPIS was 288 with a total staff count of 235,858. However, as at today the total MDAs on IPPIS Platform is 561 with a total staff count of over 755,422."

He said this is yielding results because of the implementation of the presidential directive on IPPIS.

On universities, Alhaji Idris said it "is a known fact that the universities are sceptical about the capacity and the capability of IPPIS to accommodate their peculiarities as well as fear of losing their autonomy."

"I wish to assure you that IPPIS does not only have the capacity to accommodate two million federal employees, its payroll applications are flexible enough to accommodate all peculiarities such as sabbatical, visitation, honorarium and earned allowances etc as the case may be of the universities," he said.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Daily Trust

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.