The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has tasked the newly appointed Executive Management of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) to vigorously pursue the total implementation of the Employee Compensation Act.
Speaking when he received the newly appointed Executive Management of the NSITF led by the Managing Director/Chief Executive, Bar. Bayo Somefun said. “The Employee Compensation Act is a national law and not meant for the Federal Government alone, hence all employers in both the public and organised private sector must key into the Act”
While congratulating the new management team of NSITF for their well-deserved appointment, Ngige affirmed that the responsibilities before the team are enormous, prominent of which is to ensure that workers are adequately compensated during workplace related accident that could lead to injury, disability or death.
The Minister assured the team of his ministry’s readiness to support them in the realization of the objective of the Employee Compensation Act. He further urged the Somefun led team to design a work plan that will serve as its roadmap.
“You must come up with an action plan so that you can be able to achieve milestones because the job in NSITF is very huge. Let me also warn you that it is not a tea-party as the act makes provision for you to brief Mr. President at the end of the year with a comprehensive report on your achievements.”
Ngige demanded the submission of three years outstanding report of NSITF “The first assignment am giving you is to submit the three years pending annual report of NSITF for onward transmission to Mr. President” The Minister directed.