FG suspends salaries of 331 civil servants

The Government says it has suspended the salaries of 331 civil servants for failure to update their Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS) as was directed.

Mr Mahmuda Mamman, Permanent Secretary, Career Management office, the announcement in a issued by Mr Abdulaganiyu Aminu, Director, and Public Relations, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF) on in Abuja.

According to the statement, Mamman had the circular of the suspension on behalf of the HOCSF, Folasade Yemi-Esan.

It said that the circular was addressed to all permanent secretaries, Accountant General of the Federation and the -General of the Federation.

“The salaries of 331 civil servants have been suspended on the IPPIS platform for their failure to carry out the online records update of the HR Module of Integrated Personnel and Payroll System.

“And  also, who failed to participate in the physical verification exercise. “This emerged from a circular ref:  HCSF/CSO/HRM//41 issued on 9th June, 2021.

“And on behalf of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan  by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Mahmuda Mamman,” the Added.

According to Mamman, in spite of all the various circulars issued requesting employees of MDAs to carry out an online records update on the IPPIS verification portal, some employees in the core MDAs failed to comply with the directives.

“As a result of this, they could not  also  participate in the physical verification exercise that was carried out between June 2018 and 2020 as their records were not on the verification portal,” it stated.

The News of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Human Resources (HR) Module of IPPIS records update exercise was initiated to rid the service of ghost workers, cut down government expenditure and ensure credible personnel records.

The circular according to Mamman further enjoined concerned officers to report to the office of the Director, (IPPIS-SW) in the office of the HOCSF for further andclarification. (NAN)