FG saves N68bn on personnel cost, captures 511 MDAs under IPPIS – Adeosun

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The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday disclosed that the federal government had saved N68 billion on personnel cost in 2017.
This brings the aggregate savings by the government on personnel cost since 2007 to date to N288 billion.
The Minister made this disclosure during her presentation of “Status Update on the of Federal Executive Council (FEC) Approved Projects” at the Council’s meeting.
The FEC meeting was presided over by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari.
The savings, Adeosun explained, were funds that would have otherwise gone unaccounted for which, she added, were now free for the Government to fund capital projects.
She said the savings were achieved despite increased in personnel, including the employment of 10,000 by the Nigerian Police.
She confirmed that a total of 511 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) had been captured under the Integrated Payroll and Personnel System (IPPIS), with staff count of 607,843.

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