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Federal Government Reveals Civil Servants Who Will Stop Receiving Salary Starting From Friday (See Why)




Reason Emerge As November Salary Of Over 2,000 FG Workers Are Withheld

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, revealed civil servants who will be removed from payroll starting from Friday.

Naija News gathered that the Federal Government warned that any worker who could not be verified on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) would be delisted on Friday.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF), Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave this warning in a statement released on Wednesday.

The statement signed by the Director of Communications in her office, Mohammed Ahmed said the two-week exercise which will end on Friday, October 27, 2023, was put in place as an act of magnanimity for officers who did not take part in the earlier verifications.

He recalled that the Federal Government commenced the implementation of the IPPIS in 2007 to attain transparency, accuracy, safety and reliability in the management of Personnel Records, while also curtailing avoidable excesses in personnel costs.

The statement reads, “In 2013, the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), being the repository of official records and information on all Public Servants, was saddled with the responsibility of cleansing the record on the Payroll.

“Leveraging technology, the Office opened a verification portal in April 2017 and directed all public servants to carry out online updates of their records. The office carried out aggressive sensitization and publicity via the official, conventional and social media. An initial period of three months was given for compliance, which was extended to one year, May 2018, to enable all officers to update their records. This was the first phase.

“Sequel to another wide publicity accompanied by numerous pre-verification sensitization visits by IPPIS staff to Ministries, extra-ministerial Departments and Agencies (MDAs), nationwide, the second phase of the exercise, the physical verification, commenced in 2018. In this regard, 500 staff from the OHCSF were trained and deployed, in well-communicated and coordinated phases, to the 36 states of the Federation and the FCT between 2018 and 2019 to enable officers to carry out the physical verification in their states and save them from travelling to Abuja.

“Consequent upon this, some of the erring officers besieged the OHCSF with pleas to be given the last opportunity to comply. The portal was, therefore, magnanimously reopened from October 3-13, 2023 for them to update their records.

“The officers were then asked to come to Abuja for the physical verification exercise as the office had already committed and exhausted the budgeted funds and was unable to further deploy staff to the states for the exercise.

“Adequate arrangements were put in place for a smooth exercise in designated areas of the FCT, however, the officers’ impatience and lack of orderliness in the first two days made the exercise rowdy. This has been duly addressed and the two-week exercise, scheduled to end on Friday, October 27, 2023, is progressing very well.

“However, the verification of records of all Civil Servants will be finalized at the end of the ongoing exercise and any officer whose record could not be verified will be delisted from the payroll of government.”

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