60,000 ghost workers uncovered in Federal Government’s payroll –Pantami

Alexander Davis

The Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) in Nigeria says it has discovered about 60,000 ghost workers in the Federal Government payroll.

Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, Honourable Minister for Communications and Digital Economy, The Nation reports, disclosed this at the recent 29th Convocation Lecture of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State capital.

He delivered the lecture titled: “Datification of Social Economic and Security Issues in Producing and Using Public and Private Data in Nigeria”.

Dr. Pantami said that N24billion had been saved since the government began the implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA).

According to him, the IPPIS and TSA were introduced by the Federal Government to minimise the problem of corruption in the country to the nearest minimum.

The Minister expressed the determination of the government to set to right the wrongs in respect of tackling corruption in Nigeria.

In the Convocation Lecture, Pantami stated that the nation is poised to achieve the national digital economy which would reposition Nigeria digital in consonance with global best practices.

With datification, society and individual will gain more in the execution of their day to day activities, he added.

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