New NSITF Boss Pledges Better Welfare for Staff


Damilola Oyedele in Abuja

The new Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr. Adebayo Somefun, has promised the staff of the organisation a review of their welfare package to keep them motivated.

The new NSITF helmsman, who spoke on assumption of duty with the three new Executive Directors of the Fund at its Corporate Headquarters said that the team was fully prepared to move the organisation forward.

While thanking every member of staff for a wonderful job done so far, he stressed the need for teamwork which, according to him, was reflected as the new Executive Management officially resumed together as one.

The newly appointed Executive Directors of the Fund are: Mr. Suleiman Tijani (Administration), Chief (Mrs.) Kemi Nelson (Operations) and Mr. Jasper Azuatalam (Finance).
Somefun urged staff not to see the new Executive Management as intruders but rather, as a new team appointed by God to take the organisation to its next level, while promising that “the new executive team will not disappoint God” in ensuring that it leaves the Fund better off than it met it.

“I assure you that the new executive team has listening ears and our doors are always open for suggestions and ideas” he said. To buttress the need to work closely with the staff of the Fund, he gave his email address and phone numbers through which he could be reached whenever the need arises.

In her remarks, Nelson, said she had in the past five years pleaded with God for an opportunity to be useful, not only to herself but to a lot of people, noting that this appointment was an answer to that prayer.

She promised to give her best in ensuring she delivers in her new assignment.
On his part, Tijani corroborated the position of the Managing Director, saying the new Executive Management would welcome ideas and suggestions by everyone as it will take a collective effort to move the Fund forward.

Also, Azuatulam challenged the staff of the organisation to increase their level of productivity while assuring them that the new Executive Management team would play its part in keeping them motivated.

Earlier, the General Manager, Legal Department, Sir Adebayo Aderibigbe, who received the team on behalf of the acting Managing Director, welcome the new Managing Director/CE and the Executive Directors and promised adequate support and cooperation of the entire management and staff to move the organisation forward.