Govt’ll stop leakages in payroll system, says OAGF

Govt’ll stop leakages in payroll system, says OAGF
Ahmed Idris

The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has said the government will implement requisite plans to stop leakages in the payroll and personnel management system.

The OAGF said it would ensure the migration of all government employees into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System platform.

The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, said this at a training workshop for IPPIS role players in the South-West geopolitical zone held on Monday.

Idris said, “Since the inception of the IPPIS, there has been a significant level of transparency in the administration of government payroll. The policy has aided efficient management of personnel records, timely payment of salaries and wages, accurate deduction of taxes and other third-party dues, as well as smooth remittance of payroll deductions to third parties.

“Furthermore, the policy has brought greater efficiency to the planning of personnel emoluments and budgets. Encouraged by the positive impact that the IPPIS brought to administration of the payroll system, the Federal Government mandated that personnel in all government agencies and institutions that draw salaries from the Consolidated Revenue Fund be moved to the IPPIS platform.

“This task, saddled with the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, has indeed been energy-sapping due to the peculiarities of some government agencies and institutions. However, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has recorded tremendous success as many government personnel have been moved to the IPPIS platform.”

According to Idris, the IPPIS is one of the key reform initiatives of the Federal Government, provides a platform for payment of personnel emoluments and maintains a database for information and actions on the government workforce.

He said, “This position underscores the resolve by the Federal Government to evolve permanent solutions to hitches that may be observed in the operations of the policy.

“As a role Pplayer, you are an important part of the complex machinery that is meant to ensure the success of the IPPIS policy.”

Idris said the special training commenced three weeks ago and had been successfully held in four geopolitical zones, namely North-West, North-East, South-East and South-South.

He added the training would hold simultaneously in the North-Central and the South-West this week.

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