A presidential steering committee is established by the FG to examine the IPPIS, TSA, and GIFMIS systems for abnormalities.

A presidential steering committee is established by the FG to examine the IPPIS, TSA, and GIFMIS systems for abnormalities. A presidential steering committee has been established by the federal government, through the Minister of Communications and the Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, to examine the Treasury Single Account (TSA), the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS), and the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS) for irregularities.

Pantami stated during the inauguration event that there are technical issues with the systems that need to be fixed.

He claimed that the committee’s sole responsibility is to suggest a fix for any systemic flaws that could allow wicked people to siphon off tax dollars.

A presidential steering committee is established by the FG to examine the IPPIS, TSA, and GIFMIS systems for abnormalities. For President Muhammadu Buhari. The Presidential Technical Committee will be launched by me.

I will officially launch the Treasury Single Account, Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS), and Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) (TSA).In a letter that I, in my modesty, sent to the President, asking for his permission to study some of the technical systems and processes used in government, I stated that the President had mandated the formation of this technical group.

“This committee, which will act as a president committee, will be tasked with overseeing the evaluation of these systems’ strengths, challenges, and weaknesses as well as providing advice to the president on how to strengthen them, particularly if there are leaks that are being exploited by bad actors.

“On July 19, 2022, when the problem first surfaced, we met with Mr. President and representatives from other ministries to discuss a number of technical problems and challenges. I gave a presentation there during the discussion, and the President later told me to codify it so that he would authorize for future implementation.

We all know that the deployment procedure for the first of these three ICT systems, IPPIS, began in 2006, while GISFMIS’ implementation process began in 2012.

“Although TSA, the procedure began in 2015.” The NITDA act of 2006’s section A clause, which sets standards for ICT deployment in federal public institutions, was not adhered to at the time they were deployed.

As required by law and numerous other government laws, these three systems were not subject to government certification and IT project clearance because of this.

“Despite that, their deployment has been credited with a number of successes. For instance, according to a report from the appropriate government agencies, the IPPIS helped the government save about N120 billion. While the TSA helped the government save almost N10 trillion.

In particular, given the current charges that these systems are being abused by wicked people to steal money, as we occasionally read, these figures show that at least the government has documented some gains from their deployment.

This is the reason why, after I asked Mr. President to approve the allegations, I said that they shouldn’t be dismissed. Instead, we should figure out where the problems lie, if any, and see how these systems can be improved technically, allowing us to build on the progress made thus far and achieve even greater success. Because of this, we came together under the newly established Presidential Technical Committee.

The ministers and CEOs are on the committee. But because the work is technical, Mr. President has given the go-ahead for us to form a technical committee that will carry it out. This committee will be under the supervision of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and other pertinent governmental agencies where their roles are indicated.

“While NITDA will act as the secretariat in accordance with its mandate. The approval and instruction issued by Mr. President make it plain that all government organizations in charge of the three systems (IPPIS, GIFMIS, and TSA) must grant the committee unrestricted access in order for them to produce a solid recommendation to Mr. President for approval.

Any organization that refuses to grant access will be reported to the President right away, and in addition to that, the President will be suggested a punishment for implementation, he said.

the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Galaxy Bankbone, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, the National Salaries, Wages and Income Commission, the Bureau of Public Service and Reforms(BPSR), and the Feder (FMoDE).

Recall that the implementation of IPPIS, TSA, and GIFMIS has been criticized due to erroneous deductions by federal public officials, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), and others.