711 ministries, agencies in Nigeria join IPPIS platform

The Federal Government has enrolled 711 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris made the announcement in Lagos on Monday at a training for IPPIS Role Players in the South-West.

The MDAs now the platform are out of about 1,000 in the country.

Represented by Salawu Zubairu, Director, Consolidated Account, Idris assured his office would ensure that all government employees get on the IPPIS.

The AGF said the goal is to decentralise the management of payroll so that any issue encountered in the implementation could be resolved without travelling to Abuja.

He explained that the training of IPPIS Role Players would help them to understand operations off the platform.

Training already took place in North-West, North-East, South-East and South-South. North-Central and South-West are currently having theirs.

Idris said the IPPIS facilitates easy payment of personnel emoluments and maintains a database for information and actions on government workforce.

“In introducing the IPPIS into the public service, the government seeks to entrench transparency and accountability in the management of the payroll system.

“The manual system that was in operation made it impossible to determine the number of personnel in MDAs that received salaries due to non-availability of necessary data,” he added.

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