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Deployment of IPPIS, GIFMIS, didn’t follow Nigeria’s law

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa ‘Pantami’ Ibrahim, has said the deployment of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) and the Treasury Single Account (TSA) did not follow relevant laws as put in place by the Nigerian government.

The minister said the section of the NITDA Act that requires the standardisation and certification, application and delivery of such systems in Nigeria were not followed during the deployment of IPPIS, GIFMIS and TSA.

“At the time they were deployed, the provision of NITDA Act under section A, of setting the standardisation of ICT deployment in federal public institutions was not followed. Because of this, these three systems were not subjected to government certification and IT project clearance as encouraged by law and many other government policies,” he said.

Mr Ibrahim said following allegations that the systems are being used to syphon money from the treasury, the National Information Technology and Development Agency (NITDA) reviewed the IPPIS critically, “and found errors in high, medium and low magnitudes.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has, therefore, approved the constitution of a Presidential Steering Committee on critical technical review of the three payment systems used by the government, he said.

The minister spoke on Friday while inaugurating the members of the committee on behalf of the…

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