FG uncovers ghost workers in federal civil service
Federal Government yesterday said it has discovered 45, 000 ghost workers from 251 Ministries Departments and Agencies of government under the integrated Payroll and Personal Information system, (IPPIS).
Minister of state for Finance, Yerima Ngama disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting.
Ngama who 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.
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 captured 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 Goodluck Jonathan also yesterday set up a special Committee to verify Nigeria’s assets all over the world, valued at Billions of Naira
Minister of Information, Labaran Maku disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents after 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,
Other members include the Nigeria Institute of International Affairs, NIIA as well as the Special Adviser to the President on Performance Evaluation, Prof. Sylvester Monye.