Federal civil servants whose records are not verified on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) will not receive their salaries from Friday, October 27, 2023, the Federal Government has announced.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this in a statement issued by her Director of Communications, Mohammed Ahmed, on Wednesday.
The statement said the government had given a two-week grace period for officers who missed the earlier verifications to update their records on the IPPIS portal.
The statement added that the verification exercise, which started on October 13, 2023, was going on smoothly in designated areas of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), after some initial hiccups caused by the officers’ impatience and disorderliness.
The statement warned that any officer whose record could not be verified by the end of the exercise would be removed from the government’s payroll.
The statement recalled that the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, which is in charge of keeping official records and information on all public servants, had embarked on a payroll cleansing project since 2013.
The statement said the office had leveraged technology to open a verification portal in April 2017 and directed all public servants to update their records online.
The statement said some officers who failed to comply with the directive had appealed for another chance, which led to the reopening of the portal from October 3-13, 2023, and now to October 27, 2023.