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Kano Gov. Abba Launches Biometric Software for Civil Servants, Pensioners and Political Appointees



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….. Says KIPPIS to Improve Accountability, Transparency in Governance
Determined to ensure prudence, transparency, and accountability in managing Public funds Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has today (Tuesday) launched Kano Integrated Personal and Payroll Information System (KIPPIS) at the commencement of the twelveth Executive Council meeting held in Council chamber, Government House, Kano.
Commenting after his integration as pioneer enrolee, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf said the system was introduced to centralise payments by the state, and local  governments and operate e-financing in tandem with global financial practice.
Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf urged the members  of the KIPPIS implementation committee to ensure the capturing of  civil servants, pensioners and all political appointees for smooth  and hitche-free  running of the project across the State.
While making elucidation on the project, the State Accountant General, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdussalam, said KIPPIS has the ability to sanitize payroll and pension systems using biometric technology, effective validation technique and it will rid the system of all excesses, infiltration, manipulations of any ilk, impersonations, and unnecessary deductions.
He added that the Incorporated e-payment abilities will save government unnecessary bank charges, payroll payment problems, block leakages and engenders accountability and transparency  in government engagements.
Also, the governor directed the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG) to issue evaluation templets to Commissioners who are expected to fill and submits within next ten days to determine the retention of performing Commissioners and relieving of those who underperformed from the state executive council.
According to Governor Abba Kabir, the directive was based on a policy of his administration he made known at the swearing-in of the Commissioners to evaluate their performance after every six months to ensure quality service delivery.
Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa
Spokesperson to Kano State Governor
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