IPPIS: FG releases withheld workers’ salaries

Civil servants, whose salaries were withheld by the Federal Government due to “technical glitches” in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System have now begun to receive credit alerts for November 2023 salaries.

Several senior civil servants confirmed the development to The PUNCH in Abuja on Wednesday.

The PUNCH had exclusively reported that thousands of civil servants had their November 2023 salaries withheld by the government due to IPPIS irregularities.

A senior civil servant, who confirmed receipt of her salary on Wednesday, said, “The alert dropped a few minutes ago. I am happy to inform you that my November 2023 salary has now been paid. It is the same thing with others in my office.”

The development was confirmed by another civil servant, who also did not want their name in print.

“It is true, we have now been paid,” the worker said.

The National President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants, Tommy Etim, had earlier warned that about 5,000 civil servants risked forfeiture of their November and December salaries over IPPIS verification and other discrepancies.

“As of today, only those who had earlier completed their verification but were mistakenly delisted have had their salaries restored while 5,000 civil servants still have discrepancies in their dates of first appointment and dates of birth.

“A total of 2,772 have been verified and forwarded to IPPIS for payment because there were no issues. The names of 5,000 workers who have discrepancies are to be forwarded to their DHR for confirmation. There are six teams working tirelessly to ensure that the exercise is completed on time.”

(Punch)

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