Written by Sarah NEGEDU

AGF mediates in police IPPIS challenges

Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris, has wadded into the challenges involved with the enrolment of the members of the Nigeria Police Force on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, platform, by personally overseeing the process of resolving all impending issues.

The AGF took this decision when he received a delegation of the Authorities of the Nigerian Police Force, led by Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Abdulsalami Iyaji.

The police delegation was at the office of the AGF to deliver a letter from the Inspector General of Police and to discuss other matters of mutual interest. 

Idris described the seeming intractable issues emanating from the enrolment of the Nigeria Police on the IPPIS platform as unacceptable and which must be dispensed with without further delay. 

He therefore directed the Nigeria Police to submit all the required documents requested by the IPPIS department to his office and that he will personally supervise the process of resolving the matters immediately.

Mr. Idris also directed the IPPIS Consultant, Messers Soft Alliance to immediately deploy additional personnel to ensure that all issues are resolved within the shortest time possible. 

He explained to the delegation that the complaints on shortfall in the salary payment has to do with statutory deductions on the IPPIS platform which is applicable to every employee on the platform, some of which include, the National Housing Fund, NHF, which is 2.5 per cent of the basic salary, employees’ pension and PAYE tax as stipulated by the Joint tax board, which nobody can do anything about.

On the issue of newly promoted police officers, the AGF directed the police to make a comprehensive list of all officers involved, indicating their IPPIS numbers, to enable the office address the matter holistically.

He also urged the police authorities to endeavour to educate their men on these issues, adding that there is no going back on Mr. President’s directive to enrol the Nigeria Police force and other Security Agencies on the IPPIS platform.

Responding, the AIG, Iyaji assured that the Police will continue to educate their men on those mandatory deductions and other benefits of the IPPIS.

 

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