ABUJA – Alhaji Bukar Aji, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF) has directed the verification, revalidation of credentials and records of all personnel in the federal civil service.
This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, by the Assistant Director, Media Relations, Mr Mohammed Manga, in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF).
Aji gave the directive during an interactive session with officials and private sector stakeholders managing the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
According to the statement, the exercise is being embarked upon to continuously update personnel data on the IPPIS platform.
He said that the exercise would ensure that there was synergy between the payroll and personnel information of all federal civil servants.
“The first phase of the exercise will commence on June 23, and will involve states in the South-West, South-East, South-South and North West zones of the Federation.
“The exercise will commence in the remaining zones by August,’’ he said.
Aji stated that IPPIS was one of the tools in the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government used to create a centralised data base system for the Public Service.
He said that other objectives of the IPPIS include the automation and storage of personnel records to support monitoring of staff emolument and payment against budget.
“Will also assist in the prevention of wastages and leakages by ensuring that staff remuneration was based on factually correct information.’’
“It will also ensures the prompt payment of salaries directly to employees account with appropriate deductions and remittances of third party payments,’’ the statement quoted Aji as saying. (NAN)