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IPPIS verified 61,446 civil servants – FG

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan, has said 61,446 civil servants from various government Ministries, Departments and Agencies have been verified on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System.

She also stated that 3,657 civil servants have been reported to the Independent and Corrupt Practices and Related Offenses Commission for prosecution as a result of their failure to be verified on the platform.

Yemi-Esan revealed this to State House Correspondents on Thursday at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja during the 43rd session of the State House Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team.

According to Yemi-Esan, at least 1,618 applicants used illegal or forged letters, and 874 officers have been barred from using the IPPIS platform.

She also disclosed that the government saves about N180m monthly and about N2bn annually by implementing IPPIS.

The HoS boasted that IPPIS can incorporate the salaries of striking university lecturers.

However, the lecturers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, have been on strike since February 14, 2022.

ASUU had rejected IPPIS in favour of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution which, according to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has met only one of the three major criteria on its integrity tests.

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