Determined to weed out ghost workers and curtail excesses in personnel costs, the Federal Government of Nigeria, will on Monday, July 16, commence screening of about 330, 820 civil servants.
Head, Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, who addressed newsmen on Friday, in Abuja, on the development, warned that any staff who failed to present himself or herself for the verification exercise would be removed from the Federal Government employee database.
She further explained that one of the cardinal principles of the introduction of Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) in the Federal Civil Service was to block loopholes and discourage corruption in the administration of personnel records.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government had in December last year, announced that over 50,000 ghost workers were removed from the payroll and over N208 billion saved as a result of introduction of IPPIS.
Oyo-Ita, disclosed that at the end of June 2018, a total of 486 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have been enrolled on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) with over 330,820 employees being paid salaries through the IPPIS.
She said it was important that the human resource information on the IPPIS portal would be cleaned up with a view to having credible data for both payroll and personnel administration and analysis.