Any FG worker that is not captured on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) by Oct. 31 will not be paid his monthly salary, according to Muhammadu Buhari.
PMB revealed this during the presentation of the 2020 budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja yesterday.
He revealed that this is FG’s way of managing personnel costs as it battles against corruption.
He added that every agency of government need to get permission and follow due process as they recruit.
His words, “We shall sustain our efforts in managing personnel costs.
”Accordingly, I have directed the stoppage of the salary of any Federal Government staff that is not captured on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform by the end of October 2019.
”All agencies must obtain the necessary approvals before embarking on any fresh recruitment and any contraventions of these directives shall attract severe sanctions.”
“Overhead costs are projected at N426.6 billion in 2020. Additional provisions were made only for the newly created Ministries,” he said.
”I am confident that the benefits of these new Ministries as it relates to efficient and effective service delivery to our citizens significantly outweigh their budgeted costs.
“That said, the respective Heads of Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) must ensure strict adherence to government regulations regarding expenditure control measures.
”The proliferation of Zonal, State and Liaison Offices by Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (‘MDAs’), with attendant avoidable increase in public expenditure, will no longer be tolerated”
“The non-debt recurrent expenditure includes N3.6 trillion for personnel and pension costs, an increase of N620.28 billion over 2019.
”This increase reflects the new minimum wage as well as our proposals to improve remuneration and welfare of our Police and Armed Forces.
“You will all agree that good governance, inclusive growth and collective prosperity can only be sustained in an environment of peace and security.
“Our fiscal reforms shall introduce new performance management frameworks to regulate the cost to revenue ratios for Government Owned Enterprises, which shall come under significant scrutiny.”