NSITF paid N825m claims to in­jured work­ers, says MD

The Punch - - BUSINESS & ECONOMY - Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja

The Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and Chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Nige­ria So­cial In­sur­ance Trust Fund, Ade­bayo Some­fun, on Sun­day said that the fund spent about N825m to re­ha­bil­i­tate in­jured work­ers in 2019.

In a mes­sage signed by Some­fun to staff of the NSITF, he said the money was more than what was paid in pre­vi­ous years.

he added that con­tri­bu­tion gen­er­ated to the scheme in 2019 was the high­est since it be­gan in 2011.

he said the in­creased con­tri­bu­tion helped the man­age­ment to de­ploy con­sid­er­able sums in in­vest­ment in ac­cor­dance with the pre­scrip­tion of the

Em­ploy­ees’ Com­pen­sa­tion

Act 2010.

Some­fun stated that NSITF was able to com­bine ef­forts and re­sources of rel­e­vant stake­hold­ers for the pre­ven­tion of work­place ac­ci­dents.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the ef­forts in­clude the en­force­ment of Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and health stan­dards.

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