he Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mrs Oluwatoyin Madein has urged the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) service to permanently resolve challenges in the payroll platform.
According to a statement issued by Mr Bawa Mokwa, the Director of Press, OAGF on Sunday in Abuja, Madein made the call at a meeting with IPPIS service providers in Abuja.
She said that the Office of the OAGF had initiated engagement with the service providers and other stakeholders as part of strategies to find permanent solutions to challenges in the operations of IPPIS.
The OAGF had blamed technical glitches in its paynent platforms for the delay in payment of June salaries of federal civil servants.
According to Madein, glitches in IPPIS are worrisome to the government, and it is imperative to entrench efficiency in the operations of the payroll system to justify government’s huge investment in the project.
“The OAGF is determined to consolidate on the gains of the IPPIS and will work assiduously to maintain an efficient and trustworthy payroll system for the country.
“We have taken notice of the challenges in IPPIS and we will do everything possible, not only to resolve them, but to forestall future occurrence, ” the AGF said.
She reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to IPPIS, adding that there was no going back to the analogue payroll system.
According to her, all that is necessary must be done to move forward.
Madein called for continuous interaction and collaboration between stakeholders in IPPIS.
She also constituted a technical committee comprising officers from the OAGF and the IPPIS service providers to find ways of avoiding future technical glitches that could delay payment of salaries.