Ghost workers: FG saved N160bn through IPPIS – AGF

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 13th, 2014

jonah otunlaThe Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, Jonah Otunla, has informed that the federal government has saved an estimated N160 billion through the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS.

While noting that the money could have been stolen by corrupt civil servants through ghost workers syndrome, he said, “we have IPPIS which has helped save personnel cost. In fact, as at December 2013, we had saved about N160 billion.”

He made this known while addressing members of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, ANAN, at their Mandatory Continuing Professional Development, in Abuja on Tuesday, where he stressed that the Federal Government reform initiatives to ensure a transparent payroll system would be pursued with vigour.

DailyPost recalls that there had been a subtle opposition to the exercise by unscrupulous workers in some Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, but Otunla, has continued to insist that ghost workers must be eliminated.

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