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FG Uncovers 45,000 Ghost Workers

By on February 14, 2013

The Federal Government says it discovered 45, 000 ghost workers from 251 Ministries, Depatments and Agencies of government under the integrated Payroll and Personal Information system, IPPIS.

This was disclosed by the Minister of state for Finance, Yerima Ngama while briefing journalists at the State House after the Federal Executive Council meeting Presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The minister also disclosed that the IPPIS was introduced to enhance efficiency in personnel cost planning and budgeting as personnel cost will be based on actual verified number and not estimates.

He also said Government has so far under taken staff auditing in 215 Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs and audited 153,019 staff as at January, 2013.

He disclose that 321 MDAs are yet to be capture on the IPPIS adding that government has also established the Treasury Single Account as a unified structure of government bank account that gives a consolidated view of the cash position.

92 MDAs are currently on TSA, 97 Abuja based MDAs will be added by March 2013.
The Ministry is tasked with efficient Micro economic management, mobilization of fund for the real sector development and introduction of structural reforms that will enhance creation of jobs.

Ngama stated that it also has responsibility for Fiscal consolidation, Budget composition, increase revenue generation and the building of buffers to take care financial crises He noted that the Ministry for the first time broke the jinx surrounding late preparation of budget as the 2013 budget was presented at a record time, in September, 2012.
He hinted that the target in the fiscal responsibility 6.11% reduce to 2.17 in 2013 with the ultimate aim of bringing it down to about 1.7%.

He disclosed that government has plans to increase capital expenditure to 60 percent and reduce recurrent expenditure to 40 percent .

President Jonathan also during the meeting set up a special Committee to verify Nigeria’s assets all over the world, valued at Billions of Naira.

The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku disclosed this while briefing journalists after the the 5th meeting of the Council in 2013.

He announced that the inter- ministerial committee will go round the world and verify Nigerian assets abroad including those of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, assets of the Nigeria Ports Authority and the Nigerian Navy.

The Committee which is being headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Olugbenga Ashiru, has the representatives of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Bureau for Public Enterprises, BPE and Bureau for Public Procurement, BPP.

One Comment

  1. Lily

    February 14, 2013 at 8:01 am

    This is long over-due. Pls keep it up. Some are gaining employment thru dubious means,while deserving people are unemployed!