The Federal Government has suspended the salaries of some civil servants found guilty of age falsification.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, noted that the salaries of the civil servants found wanting had been suspended through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
The Federal Government-backed IPPIS has, so far, exposed and eliminated about 70,000 ghost workers in the civil service system, according to the statistics given by the office of the Head of Service.
However, Yemi-Esan said, “You can not manipulate your age anymore as a result of the IPPIS. When we opened the portal for verification, so many people were hesitant. They didn’t want to expose their false date of birth. We also saw quite a number that didn’t have certificates and had been earning salaries for the past 10 to 20 years.
“When we did the first cleanup on the payroll system, we discovered about 300 persons across the various MDAs who did not upload their details for verification. We stopped their salaries and by the time we re-opened the portals, we didn’t get up to 300 who came back with their certificates.”