NSITF Registers 145,000 Employers, 7.4m Employees

NSITF Registers 145,000 Employers, 7.4m Employees

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) said that it’s renewed sensitization drive has raised the total enrollee figure to over 145,000 employers and 7.4 million employees.

It also said that the claims and compensations have reached over 103,000 beneficiaries, disbursing a total of N6.6 billion as compensations to the affected workers.

A statement by the Fund’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Nwachukwu Godson, said that among the recent beneficiaries of the social welfare scheme were 111 persons assisted with artificial limbs and 11 others sent abroad for further medical treatment. 

He said that NSITF has won the 2023 edition of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association’s (NECA)  Award in Best Service Delivery category.

Godson said the Managing  Director of the NSITF, Maureen Allagoa gave the update on the Fund’s  performance while receiving the 2023 NECA Awards in a ceremony held at the Eko Hotels & Suites in Lagos,

Alagoa who was represented at the event by the NSITF’s Executive Director, Administration, Prof. Gabriel Okenwa, said the Fund has further re-engineered its internal operations for greater efficiency, part of which is the introduction of a monthly online Management Performance Review which resulted in the opening up of new frontiers, and improved interface among the over 5000 staff members of the fund.

“This innovation has brought to the forefront an unprecedented outreach of  the ECS at our frontier branches in Yola, Uyo and Ibadan where the NSITF has not only registered new employers and employees but has also stretched the range of ECS benefits to workers.

“As NSITF therefore continues to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing needs of workers, the NECA award serves as a catalyst to break new grounds in social security,” she said.

The MD said the honour by NECA will ginger the agency to greater heights, adding that it underscores the huge mileage the fund has lately  covered in the implementation of the Employees’ Compensation Scheme.

Meanwhile, the Manager of the Delta State branch of the  Fund, Onuorah Ifeoma, has said that over 6000 employers and over 73,000 workers are currently registered with the ECS in Delta State. 

She disclosed this when he led a management team of the Asaba branch of the NSITF on a sensitization visit to the Chief of Staff of the Delta State Governor, Hon. Johnson Erijo.

She further sought the support of the Delta state government towards the enrolment of the state workforce.

On his part, Erijo, described the Employees Compensation Scheme as a well-conceived initiative of the federal government towards the upliftment of workers and pledged to key into the scheme.

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