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Tension in civil service over delisting of 17,000 members from IPPIS portal
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Tension in civil service over delisting of 17,000 members from IPPIS portal

There Is palpable tension within the ranks of the core civil servants following the delisting of 17, 000 workers from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS. Already the

  • PublishedSeptember 26, 2023

There Is palpable tension within the ranks of the core civil servants following the delisting of 17, 000 workers from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

Already the leadership of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, has directed the affected workers under the federal government payroll to remain calm as measures are being taken to address the situation.

The 17,000 government employees were said to have been delisted from the IPPIS for failing to comply with a verification exercises spanning over five years.

But reacting to the development on Tuesday, the National President of ASCSN, Comrade Tommy Etim Okon, alleged that there were also some discrepancies in the IPPIS verification process, disclosing that names of Personal Assistants (PAs), Special Advisers (SAs) and in some cases Ministers who had served in successive governments were found in the portal.

Briefing journalists in Abuja, Comrade Okon, also criticised his members, wondering why most genuine civil servants feigned ignorance of the verification exercise, while it lasted.

He however noted that the office of the Head of Service of the Federation has given a one week grace period for affected employees who were erroneously omitted from the IPPIS portal to forward their documents for update, provided they had genuine cases.

He said, “We called your attention to what we heard or information at our disposal just few days ago, we received an information that over 17,000 workers in the core civil service did not carry out the online verification which was done by the office of the Head of Service of the Federation.

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“Quickly we swung into action to interface with the government through the HoSF and by that singular act, there was need for us to talk to our members and that informed the reasons, because we have seen a lot of apprehensions from our members, receiving several phone calls, then we also looked at the timing because of the social economic challenges.

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