The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) has said henceforth, he will personally handle all impending issues in enrolment of officers of the Nigeria Police on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform.
In a statement issued by the Head, Press and Public Relations unit, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) Mr. Oise Johnson, wednesday in Abuja, Mr. Ahmed Idris said this when he received a delegation of the police force led by Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Abdulsalami Iyaji, who delivered a letter from the IG.
Idris described the seeming intractable issues emanating from the enrollment of the police force on the IPPIS platform as unacceptable, adding that they must be dispensed without further delay.
He directed the police to submit all the required documents requested by the IPPIS department to his office, adding that he would personally supervise the process of resolving the matters immediately.
Idris also directed the IPPIS consultant, Messers Soft Alliance, to immediately deploy additional personnel to ensure that all issues were resolved within the shortest time possible.
He told the delegation that the complaints on shortfall in the salary payment had to do with statutory deductions on the IPPIS platform which was applicable to every employee on the platform.
According to him, some of the statutory deductions include the National Housing Fund (NHF), which is 2.5 per cent of the basic salary, Employees’ Pension and Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax as stipulated by the Joint Tax Board (JTB), which nobody can do anything about.
On newly promoted police officers, the AGF directed the police force to make a comprehensive list of all officers involved, indicating their IPPIS numbers. He said this was to enable the organisation address the matter holistically and to avoid leaving anyone out.
He also urged the police force to educate its officers on the said issues, adding that there was no going back on President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to enroll the force and other security agencies on the IPPIS platform.