Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and Fraud Reduction On Nigerian Public Service.          

1Nwambuko, Temple C., 2Uchegbue; Bill C. C. &3Omiunu, F. I.

1Department of Political Science, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State,

2Department of Political Science, Coal City University, Enugu;

3Department of Political Science, Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State.

Corresponding Author’s E-mail: nwambuko@gmail.com.

Abstract

This paper examined Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and Fraud Reduction in Nigerian Public Service. The objectives of the study include: to find out the effects of IPPIS on reduction of fraud in the Nigerian Public Service; to examine the extent IPPIS has been able to reduce fraud in the Nigerian Public Service; and to identify the impediments to the effective implementation of IPPIS in the reduction of fraud in the Nigerian Public Service. The research questions were three (3), and the formulated hypotheses were also three (3). The study made use descriptive survey design. The population of the study was 165 staff of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja. There was no sample size determination due to the small size of the population. A 17 item structured questionnaire was used for data collection with the help of 2 assistants. The instrument was face-validated by two expects in the field of social sciences with a reliability index of 0.75 using spearmen rank order formula. Data collected on the research questions were analyzed using frequency and percentage Chi-Square(x2) was used to test the formulated hypotheses at significant level of 0.05. Findings from the analyzed data indicated: that IPPIS has effect on fraud reduction in Nigerian Public Service; thatIPPIS has been able to reduce fraud in the Public Service a large extent; and that impediments exist in the implementation of IPPIS in the Public Service. Based on the findings, the study concluded that IPPIS remains a key programme of the Federal government on fraud reduction in the Public Service and its goal can be achieved if it is efficiently implementation. Based on the conclusion, the study recommended that the federal government should provide the needed facilities and enabling environment for the efficient implementation of IPPIS in the Public Sector.

Citation of article: Nwambuko, T. C., et al (2022).Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and Fraud Reduction on Nigerian Public Service. African Journal of Politics and Administrative Studies (AJPAS), 15(1):64-83

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