The Federal Government says it would continue to implement new ideas and strategies necessary to help block all leakages in the payroll and personnel management system.
The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, disclosed this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, at a nationwide training for IPPIS Role Players in the South-South geopolitical zone.
Idris said the government was resolute in its determination to find permanent solutions to the hitches that may affect qarise in the operations of the IPPIS in order to sustain seamless payroll management system.
Since the introduction of the IPPIS, Idris said there has been a significant level of transparency in the administration of government payroll system, adding there is greater efficiency in planning for personnel emoluments and personnel budget.
The significant impact of the IPPIS, he said has prompted the Federal Government’s decision to migrate all its personnel, agencies and institutions to the platform.
The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, he said, has recorded significant successes in the management of the personnel payroll, assuring that the Office would not rest until its mandate to integrate all government employees and agencies into the IPPIS.
Idris who was represented by the Director, Consolidated Accounts Department in the OAGF, Zubairu Salawu, appreciated individuals and agencies that contributed to the successes so far recorded in the implementation of the IPPIS and other financial management reform initiatives of the government.
To demonstrate government’s resolve to maintain an efficient payroll system, he said the training was organised to acquaint the IPPIS Role Players with the workings of the policy, to enhance their efficiency to discharge their responsibilities in the centralized platform.
Idris, while calling on the IPPIS Role Players to take the training as a call to national service, urged them to view themselves as key components in the complex machinery set up to ensure the success of the IPPIS project and other reform initiatives.
“At this point in our national lives, the country needs men and women with high level of integrity. Your schedule is a trust and you are expected to be above board for the overall objective of achieving government desired aim. Be the agent of progress and ensure that as a Role Player, you will contribute your best to this process”, the AGF advised.
In his ramarks, the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, announced that the Akwa Ibom State Government has commenced full implementation of the IPPIS in the state.
The Governor, represented by the State Commissioner of Finance, Linus Nkan disclosed that the State has, “through the application of IPPIS eliminated payroll fraud, cut wastages and run a lean, effective, efficient and transparent operations.
Also speaking, the Director, IPPIS in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ben Nsikak described the training as part of government/ stakeholders engagement and interaction on the way forward for the system.
He said with the training, the government was making deliberate effort to decentralize the IPPIS to enable all stakeholders initiate and manage transactions, review same, sign up and take responsibilities before uploading information unto the central system.