All civil servants on the Nigerian federal government payroll are to undergo compulsory verification and revalidation of their credentials and service records. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation Mr. Danladi Kifasi, directed officials handling the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System to undertake the exercise.
The exercise, Mr. Kifasi said in a circular issued by the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in his office, Dr. Amina Shamaki, that screening should cover the verification and revalidation of vital documents belonging to all workers in the core Ministries, Departments and Agencies. “The exercise will encompass verification and revalidation of crucial documents of all federal staff in the core Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government and their outstations in the affected states in collaboration with other IPPIS stakeholders”, Kifasi said.
The Head of Service said staff of all Federal Government agencies in outstations in all the states of the federation would be screened in collaboration with other IPPIS stakeholders. The exercise, which is in its second phase, would begin in Abuja from Monday, May 11 to May 22, 2015, and May 18 to 22, 2015 in the North-East and North Central zones. When the exercise is concluded, Mr. Kifasi said it would provide a centralized database for the Nigerian Public Service with a single, accurate source of employee information that would aid government’s manpower planning and decision-making.