The Federal Government says that it has started using technology to go after “ghost workers” in the Nigerian Federal Public Service to promote efficiency and save funds.
The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) confirmed that it commenced implementation of a new information technology, the Human Resource Module of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as part of plans to eliminate ghost workers government.
This is contained in a statement from the Public Relations Unit of the OHCSF signed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita and issued to all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government.
In addition to eliminating ghost workers, the OHCSF says the IPPIS technology platform is expected to improve efficiency of the payroll system, enhance data integrity and consolidate staff records and management in the Federal Public Service.
The Head of Service directs that all Public Servants currently enrolled in the IPPIS platform are required to complete online HR Data form at http://verification.ippis.gov.ng, as the portal will be accessible from November 21, 2016.
The statement further directs the Public Servants to submit hard copies of the completed form along with certified copies of accompanying documents to the Permanent Secretary (Common Services Offices), Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, through the Director Human Resources of the respective MDAs on or before 15th December 2016.
The OHCSF also adds that physical verification of submitted records and documents as well as biometric capturing of the Federal Public Servants will commence thereafter across the MDAs.