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Buhari stops salary of workers not on IPPIS, speaks on FG recruitment

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President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that any Federal Government worker who is not captured in the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS) before October 31 will not be paid wages.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He disclosed the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday. Buhari also warned that all government agencies must obtain permission and follow due process while embarking on any recruitment exercise.

He said: “I have directed the suspension of the salary of any Federal Government staff member who is not captured on the Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS) platform by the end of October 2019.

“All agencies must obtain the necessary approvals before embarking on any new recruitment, and any violation of these directives will attract severe penalties,” he said.

He said the total indirect cost for the year 2020 was over N400 billion, with additional provisions for newly created ministries. General costs are projected at N426.6 billion in 2020. Additional provisions were made only for newly created Ministries,” he said.

“I am sure that the benefits of these new Ministries in terms of efficient and effective provision of services to our citizens significantly exceed their budgeted costs.

“That said, the respective Heads of Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDA) must ensure strict compliance with government regulations regarding spending control measures.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The proliferation of zonal, state and liaison offices by federal ministries, departments and agencies (“MDA”), with the consequent avoidable increase in public spending, will no longer be tolerated,” the president said.