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NSITF recruits new staff to address manpower shortages –official

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By A luta News

Jan. 18, 2022

 

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund(NSITF), says it has recruited new staff to address manpower gaps at the fund, fully compliant with the rules.

Mrs ljeoma Oji-Okoronkwo, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, said this in a statement on Tuesday, in Abuja.

Oji,-Okoronkwo said that the recruitment was an effort to deepen the fulfilment of its mandate, adding that the new staff members were recruited into different cadres of its operations.

”This is to further the reforms that have been initiated by the Fund under the Chairman of its reconstituted Management Board, Mr Austin Enajemo-Isire,” she said.
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She noted that the Fund had, in the third quarter of 2021, embarked on a massive redeployment of staff, which placed them where their productivity would be enhanced.

In December 2021, the NSITF recruited suitable and qualified Nigerians on different cadres into its services to address the manpower gaps in the Fund, especially in the north and Lagos state.

”The recruitment exercise also opened up opportunity for the employment of disabled persons in fulfilment of the vision and mission of the Fund regarding the vulnerable group, in line with our renewed focus on social security intervention and mandate,” she said.

According to the Managing Director of NSITF, Mr Michael Akabogu, the recruitment exercise went through all due processes and approvals ranging from Presidential, Head of Service of the Federation, Budget Office, and the Federal Character Commission, on geopolitical consideration to due selection processes by a consultant on behalf of the Fund.

Akabogu gave the assurance that the fund shall continue to provide compensation for workers who suffered workplace or work related accidents, and also ensure prompt payment of compensations to enrollees.

He also stated that the Fund was implementing 50 carefully identified objectives,  approved by relevant authorities to reinvigorate the provision of its social security mandate.

He added that authentic information about the social security institution can be found on its website, www.nsitf.gov.ng.

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