The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, have urged Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs) of the federal government to return their unspent personnel funds by December 31st into the sub-treasury of the federation.
This was stated in a letter signed by the ICPC Chairman, Ekpo Nta to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The letter reads: “All Ministries, Departments and Agencies not presently captured on the IPPIS platform are requested to submit the receipt and expenditure profiles of their personnel cost to the commission not later than December, 20, 2016.
“For avoidance of doubt, the personnel vote is strictly for thePAYMENT of salaries and allowances for government employees only, as specified in the 2016 Appropriation Act. It does not cover sallah/christmas bonuses, “13th month” salaries, arrears of promotions, etc. “All unspent balances should be returned to the sub-treasury of the federation by December, 31, 2016.
“The commission will commence verification of the returns made to the sub-treasury by January 2016. Letters have been sent to the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies for strict compliance and to note that any infractions will be prosecuted.” The agency added that this exercise will be similar to that of 2012 where funds were recovered and lapses of ministries highlighted.