FG saves N68bn on personnel cost, captures 511 MDAs under IPPIS
The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has disclosed that the Federal Government saved N68 billion on personnel cost in 2017.
According to her, this brings the aggregate savings by the government on personnel cost since 2007 till date to N288 billion. Adeosun said this in a statement issued by her Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Oluyinka Akintundeon Wednesday in Abuja.
Akintunde said the minister disclosed the figures in a presentation to the Federal Executive Council. Adeosun said the money were funds that would have gone unaccounted for that were now free for the government to fund capital projects.
She said the savings were achieved despite increase in personnel, including the employment of 10,000 officers by the Nigerian Police.
In addition, the minister said a total of 511 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) had been captured under the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), with staff count of 607,843.
“As at 20th March, 2018 the number of MDAs on IPPIS payroll is 469 with 316,158 staff count with gross salary of N43.97 billion.
“Also, 42 Police Commands and Formations were paid through IPPIS platform in February, with staff count of 291,685 and gross salary of N22.27 billion.
“Staff of Para-Military Agencies, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Prison Service and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps enrolled to date is 100,822.
“For the para-military, a trial payroll of N11.45 billion has been sent for review and update for April, 2018 payroll,” she said.
Adeosun said that the introduction of the IPPIS had resulted in the reduction of ghost workers syndrome, enforcement of compliance with due process on employment of staff in MDAs.
The minister further said that IPPIS had ensured prompt and timely payment of salaries and remittances of federal government workers.
She said the IPPIS had also become an assured source of internally generated revenue through Payee to states and federal governments.
Adeosun, however, called for adequate funding of the IPPIS project to achieve its lofty objectives and to enable replacement of the obsolete infrastructure.
She also canvassed for a legislation to impose sanctions on non-compliant MDAs to achieve speedy and successful service delivery.
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