- The federal government has taken a new step to curb the payment of salaries to fake employees
- A statement by the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation (OHCSF) indicates new measures are now being introduced to stop fake employees from being registered on IPPIS
- IPPIS is the central payment system the government has introduced to curb corrupt activities related to salary payments, among other functions
The federal government has introduced new control mechanisms to check the infiltration of the integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform by fake employees otherwise known as ghost workers.
In a new circular, the head of civil service of the federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, reminded ministries of the need to obtain a waiver for employment from her office when needed.
Legit.ng gathers that Abdulganiyu Aminu, spokesperson of the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation (OHCSF), made this known in a statement.
According to the statement, Yemi-Esan also enjoined the ministries to obtain clearance from the Budget Office of the Federation indicating budgetary provisions for the payment of salaries of their new recruits.
She further listed procedures that must be followed to enrol new employees on the IPPIS platform to include that all waiver granted by the OHCSF and appointment letters must be submitted to the OHCSF for confirmation and authentication.
Ajibade said the government deceived the union into accepting the salary payment system.
Speaking on Wednesday, February 10, Ajibade said the IPPIS is very faulty because, through it, the government shortchanges its members and makes unexplainable deductions from their salaries.
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