By Abdulrasheed Yusuf
Federal Government-backed Integration Personnel and Payroll Information System has exposed and eliminated about 70,000 ghost workers in the civil service system.
Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Dasuki Arabi, revealed on Thursday that the government has saved at least N220bn, and N10tn through the Treasury Single Account since it was fully implemented by the Buhari regime.
Arabi stated this at the 43rd Session of the Ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The DG who gave updates on the Bureau’s performance in implementing government reforms and programmes also revealed that IPPIS has led to the reduction of the Federal Civil Service personnel to 720,000.
“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 is able to 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,” Arabi said.