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FG Eliminates 70,000 Ghost Workers Saves N10.2tn

FG Eliminates 70,000 Ghost Workers Saves N10.2tn

Dr Dasuki Arabi, the Director-General, of the Public Service Reforms, has said that the Federal Government-backed Integration Personnel and Payroll Information System has exposed and gotten rid of 70,000 ghost workers in the civil service system while also saving at least N220bn via IPPIS.

Speaking at the 43rd session of the ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, the DG stated that N10tn had been through the Treasury Single Account since it was fully implemented by the Buhari regime.

Speaking further on the Bureau’s performance Arabi noted that the IPPIS had successfully reduced the Federal Civil Service personnel to 720,000.

His words: “With the introduction of IPPIS, about 70,000 ghost workers have been eliminated from the payroll. We have a one-shot opportunity to look at IPPIS and say, as of today, we have 720,000 public servants working for Nigeria.

“We’ve been able to reduce more than N220bn wastage through wrong management of IPPIS on payroll by ministries, departments and agencies of government. We have reduced the budget deficits and changed the budget composition.

“We have succeeded in getting the Treasury Single Account deployed in all ministries, departments and agencies of government. Challenges have come in that implementation at the initial stage, but we are overcoming that and the government can save over N10tn over the years because whatever you’re generating now goes into a Treasury Single Account that is managed by somebody else, not you.

“And the government, especially at the top, is always able to see what has come into our Treasury Single Account today and what has gone out of that. So planning has been simplified. Budgeting has been simplified.”

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