Kano Gov Launches Biometric Software for Civil Servants, Pensioners, Others

Kano Gov Launches Biometric Software for Civil Servants, Pensioners, Others

Ahmad Sorondinki in Kano

The Kano state Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf  yesterday  launched the Kano Integrated Personal and Payroll Information System (KIPPIS), to ensure accountability, prudence, in managing Public funds.

During the launching of the programme  at Government House, Yusuf said the system was introduced to centralise payments by the state, and local governments and operate e-financing in tandem with global financial practice.

Governor Yusuf urged the members of the KIPPIS implementation committee to ensure the capturing of all civil servants, pensioners, and all political appointees for the smooth and hitch-free running of the project across the state.

However, the governor directed the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG) to issue evaluation templates to commissioners who are expected to fill and submit within the next 10 days to determine the retention of performing commissioners and relieving of those who underperformed from the state executive council.

Governor Yusuf pointed out that the directive was based on a policy of his administration he made known at the swearing-in of the commissioners to evaluate their performance after every six months to ensure quality service delivery.

In his remarks, the State Accountant General, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdussalam, said KIPPIS could  sanitise payroll and pension systems using biometric technology for effective validation techniques.

He said the programme would cut all excesses, infiltration, manipulations of any ilk, impersonations, and unnecessary deductions.

He added that the incorporated e-payment abilities will save the government unnecessary bank charges, and payroll payment problems, block leakages, and engender accountability and transparency in government engagements.

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