President Buhari on Thursday stated during the presentation of the 2021 budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly that only federal staff who have been captured on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) will receive salary going forward.
This decision emanates from the federal Government’s plan towards ending the menace of ghost workers int the civil service.
He stated that:
“ongoing IPPIS verification exercise has closed gaps that encourage ghost workers or pensioners.”
“in the seven months to 31st July 2020, it accounted for 34 percent of total Federal Government spending and is projected at 33 percent of 2021 expenditure.
“To check the incidence of payments to non-existent personnel and unauthorised allowances, only Federal staff that have been captured on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform will receive salaries.
“All agencies have been directed to ensure that they obtain all necessary approvals before embarking on any fresh recruitment.
“Any breach of these directives will be severely sanctioned,” he warned.