IPPIS VERIFICATION: A STEP TO GREATER REFORMS OF FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE – Senator Shekarau.
Written by Margaret Eke on July 16, 2021
By Abiola PETERS and Waheedat FAGBO
The ongoing verification of federal civil servants on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, has been identified as being part of the plans towards reforms that will enhance the condition of service and efficiency of the workforce.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Public Service, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, stated this while he led an inspection of the centre for the exercise within the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN Training School, Lagos, accompanied by the Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi – Esan and other officials.
Senator Shekarau lauded the progress made with the exercise, adding that it will help the government to regularise the database of the workforce, which will be followed by other steps including recruitment, promotion and other incentives.
He advised both civil and public servants to see their roles as critical to nation building through vibrant commitment to the implementation of government policies and programmes, devoid of any leanings.
On her part, the Head of Service, Dr Yemi – Esan explained that those who fail the process of verification, review and period of grace, would have their salaries suspended.
Dr Yemi – Esan commended the management of the parastatals for a proper coordination, especially those who gave spaces for the centres.
She stated that the exercise was concluded in Lagos State, following that of Abuja and will continue in other states.
The inspection team was received by the management of the FRCN Training School, led by the Director, Mr Ike Okere alongside the General Manager of Bond FM, Mrs Adenike Adegoke.