Publisher: University of Calabar

Integrated Personnel Payroll and Information System (IPPIS) Panacea For Ghost Workers Syndrome In Nigerian Public Service

Idris Haruna, Adaja Joseph, Audu Joel Samson
KEYWORDS: Personnel, Ghost Workers, Payroll, Information System

ABSTRACT:

The ghost worker syndrome has been a menace across all tiers of government and has led to government spending billions of naira resulting from the money being siphoned through payments to non-existing employees. Consequently, the geometric annual increase in wage bill has become worrisome hence the Nigerian labour met has become saturated and the nation’s economy being put in jeopardy. This paper therefore examines the effects of ghost workers syndrome and how the instrumentality of integrated personnel payroll and information system (IPPIS)] could address the menace in the public service. The researchers elicit data from both primary and secondary sources. The data were analyzed using the simple percentage, frequency tables, mean score and spearman rank order correlation technique .The paper concludes that ghost workers syndrome is highly imminent in the public service thus, recommends that the integrated personnel payroll and information system (IPPIS) should be adopted in the public service to ensure a virile economy through enhance productivity .

The ghost worker syndrome has been a menace across all tiers of government and has led to
government spending billions of naira resulting from the money being siphoned through payments to
non-existing employees. Consequently, the geometric annual increase in wage bill has become
worrisome hence the Nigerian labour met has become saturated and the nation’s economy being put in
jeopardy. This paper therefore examines the effects of ghost workers syndrome and how the
instrumentality of integrated personnel payroll and information system (IPPIS)] could address the
menace in the public service. The researchers elicit data from both primary and secondary sources. The
data were analyzed using the simple percentage, frequency tables, mean score and spearman rank order
correlation technique .The paper concludes that ghost workers syndrome is highly imminent in the
public service thus, recommends that the integrated personnel payroll and information system (IPPIS)
should be adopted in the public service to ensure a virile economy through enhance productivity .


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