James Emejo in Abuja
The newly appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Dr. Michael Akabogu, has said the days of financial recklessness and misappropriation in the organisation were over.
He said though the fund had been in the eyes of the storm in recent times, leading to bad public perception, measures have been put in place to redeem its image moving forward.
Akabogu, while unveiling his agenda to drive the NSITF during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, also said that the sum N180 billion had been generated from employers contribution between 2011 and 2021.
He promised to ensure prompt payment of claims and widen the spread of enrollees adding that over seven million employees are currently covered by the scheme.
Akabogu also stated that it had settled claims and applications of over 52, 000 beneficiaries since inception of the fund in 2011.