The Federal Government says any staff of ministries, departments, and Agencies (MDAs) who are not enrolled on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) will not be paid until they are able to do so.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed hinted this on Tuesday at the public presentation of the medium-term expenditure framework and fiscal strategy paper (MTEF/FSP).
Hajia Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed said this is critical to block leakages, check fraudulent act and reduce the recurrent expenditure of the federal government.
According to her, “personnel cost (inclusive of Pension Costs) at over N3.0 trillion has continued to rise. The FGN is, however, taking steps to contain the rising personnel costs, including an October 2019 deadline by Mr. President for all MDAs to implement IPPIS on the expenditure side of the framework, we have tried to keep most expenditure items as low as possible.”
She also announced that states will begin to pay for the bailout they had received in 2016 from the federal government.
The minister noted that the bailout funds belonged to the Central Bank (CBN) and will be deducted from the source at the September 2019 FAAC revenue sharing and remitted to the CBN.
Although the minister did not reveal how much percentage of the N614bn will be deducted on a monthly basis until the debts are liquidated.