IPPIS: FG To Enrol 800 MDAs By Dec

The federal government, yesterday disclosed that it planned to enrol 800 Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) into the Integrated Payroll Personnel and Information System (IPPIS) by December 31st, 2016.

The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris, made the disclosure to newsmen shortly after declaring open a three-day IPPIS officers’ capacity building workshop in Kaduna.

According to him, “By Dec. 31, all the over 800 MDAs funded by the treasury will be fully enrolled into the IPPIS programme,’’ he said.

Represented by the director of IPPIS, Ibrahim Yusuf, the AGF said tha the training was organised to build the capacity of the role players of various MDAs on IPPIS application.

The measure he said is meant to improve their performance to meet the December target.

The workshop is organised by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation in collaboration with a reputable training, and consultancy company,Major Academy Limited, Kaduna.

The accountant-general said that IPPIS had so far enrolled a total of 402 MDAs adding that by the end of March, 2016 all the paramilitary institutions would have been enrolled into the system.

According to him, the programme will enhance staff remuneration and payment with minimal wastage.

He added that IPPIS had ascertained actual personnel emoluments of federal employees and centralized the payroll systems which had addressed problem of multiple payment of staff.

“The IPPIS has facilitated easy storage, updating and retrieval of personnel records for administrative and pension matters.

“This training is holding simultaneously in two centers for three consecutive weeks in the six geo-political zones and it is going to be a continuous one.

“ The training is to introduce participants to the basic concepts and tools of IPPIS application and refresh their knowledge of the application.

“It will also sharpen their skills and develop their capacity to the extent that they will be able to effect basic transactions without

recourse to IPPIS secretariat.