The Federal Government has threatened that any officer whose record could not be verified on the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS) will be delisted from the payroll of government after the conclusion of the ongoing verification exercise which will end of Friday, 27th October 2023.
Tribune added that the Director, Communications, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Mohammed Ahmed, conveyed this in a statement signed on Wednesday in Abuja, warning that the two-week window was to allow all the officers yet to participate in the previous exercises to do so or be delisted from the payroll.
He noted that having committed substantial financial and human resources over a period of seven (7) years to verify the records of all Civil Servants on the IPPIS platform, the Office was left with no option than to suspend the salaries of those who failed to participate in the exercise with effect from September, 2023.
“Having committed substantial financial and human resources over a period of seven (7) years to verify the records of all Civil Servants on the IPPIS platform, the Office was left with no option than to suspend the salaries of those who failed to participate in the exercise with effect from September, 2023.
“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 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.
“It should be noted that the aforementioned officers are the architects of their inconveniences for not being compliant with official directives. 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 the government,”the statement read in part.