Head of Service moves to curb employment racketeering, sets up committee on IPPIS enrolment

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In the bid to stem wanton impunity, sharp practices and fraud in public service recruitment, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan on Monday, inaugurated a Committee on Enrolment of Newly Recruited Civil Servants on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
She said that the inauguration of the committee became necessary in order to address irregularities in the recruitment of officers by Ministries, Extra- Ministerial Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
A statement issued by the Director Press and Public Relations (OHCSF), Mr. AbdulGaniyu Aminu quoted the HOS as stating that, “It is disheartening, she stated, that a large number of fake appointment letters were being discovered in some Ministries, which if not properly addressed, would lead to the denial of employment to a great number of prospective and eligible law-abiding job seekers in the country. The Office is already collaborating with security agencies to investigate and bring to book those behind this fraud”, the Head of Service added.
Dr. Yemi-Esan was full of appreciation for the support given to her by President Muhammadu Buhari for the implementation of the Human Resource (HR) module of the IPPIS. She affirmed that the Office was committed to a transparent, accountable and uncompromised IPPIS platform that will rid the system of ghost workers, reduce personnel cost and enhance economic planning.
She further enjoined members of the Committee to view the assignment as a matter of national importance, which demanded their wealth of experience and hard work in ensuring a reliable and credible IPPIS platform.
In his response, the Chairman of the Committee and Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office (OHCSF), Mr. Mamman Mahmuda, said the Committee will carry out the assignment with all sense of responsibility, with a view to achieving the civil service that would be the pride of all.
Members of the Committee include the Consultant, IPPIS (HR)OHCSF Mrs. Anne Atta, Director, Employee Mobility-OHCSF Mr. Tijani Inuwa, Director, ODD-OHCSF Mr. Ben. Omogo Director, IPPIS-OAGF Dr. Nsikak Ben, Director, Recruitment-FCSC Mr. Ibrahim Anjugu, while the Deputy Director, IPPIS-OHCSF Mr. Francis Ikyenge is the Secretary.
The Committee’s Terms of Reference are;
i. Identifying the challenges associated with the old process to
guide the new process
ii. Examining the new processes of enrolling newly recruited
officers on the IPPIS platform
iii. Identifying the benefits derivable from the new process
including cost saving, where possible
iv. Initiating the process of enrolling new employees on the IPPIS
platform guided by the new procedure
v. Ensuring that the enrolment of new employees on IPPIS is
based on the approved waivers from the OHCSF
vi. Treating and capturing all backlogs of newly recruited Officers
based on the new procedure, subject to authentication of
appointment letters, approved waivers; financial clearance
and Federal Character Commission Compliance Certificate,
where applicable
vii. Recommending appropriate sanctions on defaulting MDAs,
and individuals identified to have abused, breached or
manipulated the process
viii. Ensuring no further enrolment of newly recruited Officers on
the IPPIS platform is done without the approval of the
committee
ix. Liaise with major IPPIS Control Officers especially the OHCSF,
OAGF, FCSC and other relevant MDAs for necessary
information that would facilitate the seamless conduct of the
Committee’s assignments
x. Identifying and removing all officers illegally enrolled on the
IPPIS platform including savings made, where possible
xi. Submitting monthly report on the number of staff captured or
suspended on the IPPIS platform; and
xii. Any other activity / role deemed necessary to enable the
Committee achieve its mandate.
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