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Civil Service Union seeks involvement in IPPIS


ABUJA – The Nigeria Civil Service Union has urged the Federal Government to involve it in the development of payment software for civil servants.
A statement signed by Mr Gerald Ukeni, the union’s Secretary-General, made available to newsmen on Friday in Abuja, said the existing software was developed without stakeholders input.
It quoted Ukeni as saying the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS) was in line with global practices but it was developed without considering challenges that might arise.
He said “the IPPIS by the Federal Government as a mode of computing and payment of workers has positively contributed in the control of wastages experienced by government in the past.
“While commending the government for the introduction of the software as demanded by the present age globally, it is however instructive to observe that the software for IPPIS was developed without involving trade unions.
“Besides, IPPIS was developed without forecast of the challenges that may rise and how to cushion them; this has resulted into plunging workers and trade unions into untold hardships.’’
The union secretary said there were omissions of civil servants salaries and other charges, adding that
sometimes deductions were effected but not remitted to appropriate authorities.
He then appealed to the Federal Government to overhaul IPPIS with a view to carrying the stakeholders along and minimise errors. (NAN)

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