More trouble appears to be looming from top hierarchy of Nigeria Police Force (NPF) as Federal Ministry of Finance recently discovered that its personnel and payroll had been beefed up by 78,315 fake personnel.
This is as it was also revealed that Federal Government saved N68 billion on personnel cost in 2017.
According to Presidency sources, after overcoming stiff opposition “including sponsored protests by policemen in Abuja and Lagos”, NPF was eventually enrolled into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) which revealed that officials of the force have padded the monthly emolument register with 78,315 ghost personnel.
The source stated that before the enrolment of NPF in IPPIS, the government was paying salaries of 370,000 personnel, a figure that is always repeated by top hierarchy of the force anytime they were speaking in public but by February when salaries were being paid, only 291,685 names were found to be the real figure.
And with this discovery, Nigerian Tribune gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed Accountant General of the Federation to ensure that universities, other tertiary institutions and Nigerian military are enrolled into IPPIS before the end of 2018.