by Musa Abdullahi
The Federal Government has directed that a verification and revalidation exercise be carried out on all credentials and records of all staff in the Federal Civil Service.
The process will give room to check those with fake certificates and take out ghost workers according to a source at the office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation tells NewsWireNGR..
He added, “So many people working with the Federal Government got in through shoddy means, some of them didn’t even go to school, some forged their certificates, this process will help us unravel all of that which will definitely lead to their sack”.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, gave the directive to officials managing the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System in a circular signed by the Permanent Secretary (Special Duties) in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Amina Shamaki.
Kifasi said, , “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.”
He stated that the exercise being the second phase would run through Monday, May 11 and May 22, 2015 at the headquarters of federal MDAs in the FCT and between May 18 and 22, 2015 in the North-East and North Central zones.
“Kifasi stated that when the exercise is concluded, it will provide for a centralised data base for the Nigerian Public Service with a single, accurate source of employee information that will aid government’s manpower planning and decision making”, he added.