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FG, World Bank train civil servants on IPPIS

By Emmanuel Obisue

Federal Government through the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, in conjunction with the World Bank has trained selected civil servants across all Grade Levels from 12 Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs on the importance and gains of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

The training which held from September 6 to September 8, also provided civil servants with a platform to familiarise with the Fiscal Governance Institution Project of the World Bank.

Speaking in her opening remarks, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Career Management Office, Dr. Marcus Ogunbiyi, disclosed that the Fiscal Governance Institution Project has the potential of consolidating on the achievements of the implementation of the IPPIS Human Resource Module in the Federal Civil Service.

While addressing participants during a sensitisation training held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Conference Hall in Abuja, Dr. Yemi-Esan said the IPPIS Service Wide Department has the statutory responsibility for the full deployment and management of the IPPIS Human Resource component of the core MDAs, which is being pursued in accordance with the intention of governing the project guidelines, design and framework within the approved timeframe, in line with public policy implementation highest standards.

She stressed that the implementation of IPPIS in core MDAs, seeks to achieve the overall objectives of improving the effective and efficient ways of storing personnel records and attaining transparency, accuracy, safety and accountability in their management.

The Head of Service added that the major achievement of IPPIS is the verification of Human Resource records of all employees in all core and non-core MDAs, an exercise that is nearing completion.

According to her, the exercise has not only sanitised the HR record, but has changed the record keeping and retrieval.

Speaking earlier, the World Bank Senior Public Sector Specialist and Co-Task Team Leader for Fiscal Governance and Institutional Project, Maya Gusarova, expressed appreciation to the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation for partnering with the Institution.

She noted that Human Resources Management Information System, HRMIS is one of the core government systems which contain personal information of all employees and support decision making in HR management, adding that no public sector or government Institution can function transparently without proper deployment of digital technology.

The World Bank Specialist announced that the benefits of the full deployment of IPPIS and HRMIS modules is tremendous and worthwhile, adding that it will take the Nigerian civil service to a world-class standard that will accelerate national development as envisaged in the FCSSIP 25.

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