- The federal government has sent a warning message to civil servants with insufficient records
- The government threatened to stop the salaries of 720 civil servants if their records on the payroll system were not up to date
- A. I. Attah, the director, IPPIS-Service Wide Department, made the disclosure in a circular dated Wednesday, October 28
Following reports of insufficient records on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), the federal government has threatened to stop the salaries of 720 civil servants.
This was contained in a circular titled: ‘Suspension of salary of employees with insufficient IPPIS Human Resource records’ and dated Wednesday, October 28.
It was signed by the director, IPPIS-Service Wide Department, A. I. Attah on behalf of the head of the civil service of the federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan.
According to the circular sighted by ThisDay, the affected civil servants were given between Friday, October 30, and Sunday, November 8, to perfect their records on the government’s centralised payroll system or risk having their salaries suspended immediately.
It was also gathered that the affected workers are required to present documents at the point of entry into service and original copies of their credentials for final clearance of issues.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari stopped lecturers of federal higher institutions who are not enrolled in the IPPIS from collecting salaries.
The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) informed accounting offices of federal tertiary institutions about the new development.
The OAGF through the director IPPIS, Nsikak Ben, in a letter dated October 8, 2020, to the tertiary institutions said the directive was given by the president.
In a related development, all the federal civil servants were ordered to resume their duties on Monday, October 19, after spending almost seven months at home.
This was disclosed on Thursday, October 15, by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, and the national coordinator of PTF, Sanni Aliyu, at the press briefing in Abuja, the nation's capital.
The SGF said the civil servants were asked to stay at home since March when the lockdown was declared to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
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