Integrated Payroll: How FG Saved N276bn In 2yrs

By Ikenga Chronicles June 19, 2019

Integrated Payroll: How FG Saved N276bn In 2yrs

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Alhaji Ahmed Idris, has explained how the Federal Government saved N273,809,842,071.99 on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform, monies that otherwise would have been lost to ghost workers and leakages.

This was explained by the AGF, yesterday, at the meeting of Vice Chancellors, Registrars and Bursars of Federal Universities with the OAGF.

He said “the cumulative savings achieved on IPPIS Platform between 2017 and 2018 was N273,809,842,071.99.”

The AGF noted that “prior to 2015, the total number of Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on IPPIS was 288 with a total staff count of 235,858. However, as at today the total MDAs on IPPIS Platform is 561 with a total staff count of over 755,422.”

He said this is yielding results because of the implementation of the presidential directive on IPPIS.

On universities, Alhaji Idris said it “is a known fact that the universities are sceptical about the capacity and the capability of IPPIS to accommodate their peculiarities as well as fear of losing their autonomy.

“I wish to assure you that IPPIS does not only have the capacity to accommodate two million federal employees, its payroll applications are flexible enough to accommodate all peculiarities such as sabbatical, visitation, honorarium and earned allowances etc as the case may be of the universities,” he said.