The attention of the Corps management has been drawn to diverse allegations of fraud and misappropriation of funds by a number of aggrieved personnel who felt shortchanged due to some deductions in their salary.
This is coming barely one week after the payment of January salary by the office of the Accountant General of the Federation through Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS). The Corps wishes to set the record straight that the business of salary payment is that of the Accountant General of the Federation and not that of the CG of the NSCDC.
It is therefore unfair to accuse the Corps leadership of tampering with the salary of personnel when in actual fact the CG is making concerted effort to ensure better welfare packages and other deliverables for his personnel because they are his topmost priority. Clearing the air on the alleged embezzled fund, the CG explains that, the deductions experienced in January salary by some personnel of the Corps was carried out exclusively by IPPIS to recover all the funds overpaid by them to some staff in December due to system error and now, IPPIS has deducted the overpayment in full back to government coffers in January.
The CG is therefore cautioning his personnel especially those who are not well informed to endeavor to seek information from the right sources and avoid hearsays whenever issues are not clear to them rather than casting aspersion on its leadership which stood firm to ensure that the Corps partakes of the minimum wage and subsequent arrears payment in December last year.
The administration of Abdullahi Gana Mohammadu is committed to staff welfare, training and manpower development among others and will continue to do its best to sustain the good name of the organization. According to the CG, the allegation of fraud and embezzlement of personnel’s salary is totally unfair, baseless and unfounded and therefore, should be disregarded.
Reiterating that the salary deduction is not peculiar to NSCDC and other paramilitary services alone but it also affected some core Civil servants as well and IPPIS office is open for anyone who may require further clarifications.
DCC OKEH EMMANUEL