Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) was conceptualized in October 2006 by the Federal Government as one of its Reform Programme, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in the storage of personnel records and administration of monthly payroll in such a way to enhance confidence in staff emolument costs and budgeting.
It was also envisaged that the System will be implemented according to best practices obtainable in other parts of the world where Information Communication Technology (ICT) is used to improve management reporting.
The Pilot Phase implementation financed by the World Bank commenced in February 2006 at the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) upon the approval of the Federal Executive Council (FEC)
While the project went live in April 2007 with seven (7) Pilot MDAs, its management was transferred to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) in October 2008. The Pilot MDAs are:
i). Federal Ministry of Education;
ii). Federal Ministry of Transportation (Works arm);
iii). Federal Ministry of Finance
- iv) Budget Office of the Federation);
v). Federal Ministry of Information;
vi). Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and
vii). National Planning Commission.
Prior to their registration, the nominal rolls of the Seven Pilot MDAs submitted indicated 55,000 staff, hence World Bank paid for fifty-five thousand (55,000) licenses. However, after their enrolment into the Scheme, it was discovered that their total staff strength was 32,000, therefore additional eleven (11) MDAs were brought on board in July 2009 to optimize the 55,000 licenses purchased. The MDAs are:
- Federal Ministry of Transport;
- Federal Ministry of Health;
- Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources;
- Federal Ministry of Aviation;
- Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources;
- Federal Civil Service Commission;
- Federal Ministry of Works (Housing & Urban Development);
- Federal Ministry of Information (Communication);
- Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation;
- Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation;
- Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation;
Having seen the benefits of the Scheme especially in the area of savings to the Government, the Federal Executive Council in its meeting on Wednesday 1st December, 2010 approved the enrolment of all MDAs that draw their Personnel Cost from the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The Phase II Service-wide implementation commenced under the platform of a new Software called Oracle Application in September 2011 in batches and is being financed by the Federal Government of Nigeria. As at April 2018, 490 MDAs (including the Nigeria Police and Other Paramilitary Agencies) have been enrolled into IPPISwith total staff strength of over 700,000 employees.