Nigeria: All civil servants not on IPPIS won’t get salaries from October - FG

FG passes crucial message to civil servant; says all those not on IPPIS won’t get paid salaries from October

The federal government says all federal civil servants not enrolled on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System won’t get paid salaries until they do so - Minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, said the move was necessary to block leakages and reduce the federal government’s recurrent expenditure - Ahmed also disclosed that states will soon start paying back the bailout received from the federal government in 2016 All staff of the federal government across all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) who are not enrolled on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) will not get paid until they are enrolled in the system. The development was made public by the minister of finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, at the public presentation of the medium term expenditure framework and fiscal strategy paper (MTEF/FSP) on Tuesday, September 10, Daily Trust reports. 

She said: “Personnel cost (inclusive of pension costs) at over N3.0 trillion has continued to rise. “The FGN is, however, taking steps to contain the rising personnel costs, including an October 2019 deadline by Mr President for all MDAs to implement IPPIS. “On the expenditure side of the framework, we have tried to keep most expenditure items as low as possible.” Ahmed also disclosed that states will soon start paying back the bailout received from the federal government in 2016. The minister said that at the September 2019 FAAC revenue-sharing, the funds will be deducted from source and remitted to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which owns it. However, she did not disclose how much percentage of the N614bn will be deducted on a monthly basis until the debts are paid off.