Alhaji Umar Munir Abubakar
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Alhaji Umar Munir Abubakar has charged the Nigerian workers to stand up against any oppression and infringement on their right.
Similarly, the managing Director who spoke in Kano on Wednesday during one day interactive session with workers further implored them to fulfill the tenets of employment Compensation Act 2010.
Munir explained that the compensation was an inalienable right, adding that workers should not allow their employers deny them, as he commended the federal government for taking the lead by paying the statutory 1% contribution of its workers annual pay roll to the Fund.
He explained that “employers have not been forthcoming in their registration for the Act, and said that the Employers Compensation Act 2010 that set up the scheme has made it mandatory for employers, both in the private and public sectors to register for the scheme”.
Alhaji Munir also told workers that "If your employers pay 1% of your pay roll to the NSITF as the law mandates them to, it is for your benefit, but if they don't you are the ones that will bear the brunt."
He emphasized that “Under the law, employers are prohibited from making contributions under the scheme and we have made plans to ensure that employers do not use part of staff salary as their contributions”.