Written by Sarah NEGEDU

IPPIS: AGF assures military of hitch free enrolment

The Accountant-General of the Federation, AGF, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has assured the military that their salaries will not in any way, be affected by their enrolment on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, IPPIS, scheme.

The assurance became necessary to allay their fears about some of perceived issues the enrolment could present.

Responding to questions at a sensitisation programme for the enrolment of Nigerian Military on the IPPIS, the AGF said only statutory deductions, such as tax for officers and 2.5percent of basic salary for National Housing Fund, would be made on their salaries.

Participants at the workshop had claimed that personnel of Nigeria Police Force had incomplete salaries when they were enrolled. They therefore sought assurance that theirs would not be like that.

Represented by Mr Usman Kudu, Director, Funds, the AGF took participants through a step by step approach on enrolment. He said the objective of the scheme was to centralise the database of all federal public servants and eradicate ghost workers from the system.

He said the exercise was to create sufficient awareness among military personnel on their roles and objectives toward ensuring successful enrolment and implementation of IPPIS come July 30.

“This occasion is also to provide opportunity to disabuse your mind of any erroneous impression about this laudable project.

“I will like to assure the military that the officials to be engaged in this enrolment exercise will be officers of high integrity from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, to ensure data security and confidentiality.”

Idris said that a joint committee on the enrolment of the Nigerian military in IPPIS was inaugurated on March 28 and that it had succeeded in fashioning out modalities and timelines for the exercise.

On his part, the Chief of Army Finance Corps, Brig.Gen. Adeleke Adekoya, assured that the military would cooperate with the OAGF to ensure compliance and a hitch-free exercise.

 

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