– The federal government says all federal civil servants not enrolled on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System won’t get paid salaries until they do so

– Minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, said the move was necessary to block leakages and reduce the federal government’s recurrent expenditure

– Ahmed also disclosed that states will soon start paying back the bailout received from the federal government in 2016

All staff of the federal government across all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) who are not enrolled on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) will not get paid until they are enrolled in the system.

The development was made public by the minister of finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, at the public presentation of the medium term expenditure framework and fiscal strategy paper (MTEF/FSP) on Tuesday, September 10, Daily Trust reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Ahmed said the move was necessary to block leakages and reduce the federal government’s recurrent expenditure.

She said: “Personnel cost (inclusive of pension costs) at over N3.0 trillion has continued to rise.

“The FGN is, however, taking steps to contain the rising personnel costs, including an October 2019 deadline by Mr President for all MDAs to implement IPPIS.

“On the expenditure side of the framework, we have tried to keep most expenditure items as low as possible.”

Ahmed also disclosed that states will soon start paying back the bailout received from the federal government in 2016.

The minister said that at the September 2019 FAAC revenue-sharing, the funds will be deducted from source and remitted to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which owns it.

However, she did not disclose how much percentage of the N614bn will be deducted on a monthly basis until the debts are paid off.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that negotiations between the federal government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) on the new minimum wage was again rescheduled for Monday, September 16.

The last negotiation between the government and the JNPSNC was to hold on Wednesday, September 4, but was suspended.

Alade Lawal, JNPSN secretary general, confirmed that the meeting was rescheduled at the instance of the officials.

The organised labour and the federal government have been in conflict over the implementation of the new minimum wage which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on April 18.

Source www.pressloaded.com

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