The salaries of no fewer than 686 civil servants who failed to attend verification due to discrepancies in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System will remain suspended, the Office of the Chief of Public Service of the Federation said on Tuesday evening.

It was also noted that civil servants who initially had their salaries suspended but have now completed verification will have their withheld salaries released.

PUNCH exclusively reported that the government has suspended the salaries of some civil servants due to discrepancies in the IPPIS.

But an OHCSF statement said: “Consequently, the records of 59,201 Public Servants, who fully participated in the verification exercise and had no discrepancies in their records, were forwarded to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation for continued payment of their salaries. .

However, the salaries of 11,447 officers, whose records were not verified, were suspended.

“Due to the suspension, the verification portal was reopened for these police officers so that they could update their records online. They were subsequently invited for a verification exercise from 16 to 27 October 2023.

“A total of 10,761 police officers participated in the physical verification exercise. After the verification exercise, review of verified records was carried out in phases to ensure that only credible records were on the IPPIS platform.

“The names of directors with clean records were sent to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation immediately and were ascertained as follows: September 2023​-​ 818 directors, October 2023​-​ 650 directors, November 2023 ​​​- ​6,857 directors, December 2023​ -​ 1,407 directors and Total number of directors cleared​ -​ 9,732 directors.

“Some of these managers have already received their salaries on time, while others will be paid in December with all delays. The files of 1,029 agents, who have discrepancies in their records, are still awaited from their MDAs to allow the office to authenticate their records, after which their salaries will be restored.​

“It should be noted that around 686 agents, whose salaries were suspended, did not attend the verification exercise and their salaries remain suspended on the IPPIS platform.”

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