- “…the verification portal was reopened for these officers to enable them update their records online. Thereafter, they were invited for verification exercise from 16th – 27th October, 2023.”
For their failure to take advantage of another round of opportunity to key into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS), the Federal Government has decided not to lift the embargo placed on salaries of 686 civil servants.
This was disclosed in a press statement on Tuesday by M. A. Ahmed,Director,Communications, Office of Head of Service of the Federation.
In the statement titled UPDATE ON IPPIS VERIFICATION EXERCISE, Ahmed said “The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has over the years carried out verification of Human Resource (HR) Records on the IPPIS platform for all Civil Servants in the core MDAs.
“Consequently, the records of 59,201 Civil Servants, who participated fully in the verification exercise and had no discrepancies in their records were forwarded to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation for continuous payment of their salaries. However, salaries of 11,447 officers, whose records were not verified, were suspended.
“On account of the suspension, the verification portal was reopened for these officers to enable them update their records online. Thereafter, they were invited for verification exercise from 16th – 27th October, 2023. A total number of 10,761 officers participated in the physical verification exercise. After the verification exercise, the review of verified records was carried out, in phases, to ensure that only credible records were on the IPPIS platform.
“The names of officers with cleared records were sent to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation immediately they were cleared as follows:
i. September, 2023 - 818 officers,
ii. October, 2023 - 650 officers,
iii. November, 2023 -6857 officers,
iv. December, 2023 - 1407 officers and
v. Total number of officers cleared - 9,732 officers.
“Some of these officers have received their salaries to date, while others will be paid in the month of December with all the arrears.
“Files of 1,029 officers, who have discrepancies in their records are still being expected from their MDAs to enable the office authenticate their records after which their salaries will be restored.
“It should be noted that about 686 officers, whose salaries were suspended did not show up for the verification exercise and their salaries remain suspended on the IPPIS platform.”