Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, Shakes up Staff, Affects Almost 300


Massive shake-up hit the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund with no fewer than 300 staff affected. This came up after new management was constituted amidst issues relating to misappropriation and mismanagement of the Fund. 

The staff were redeployed accross various departments, units and regions. 

In July last year SkyDaily recall that President Buhari empanelled an investigation team that investigated all issues of corruption in the fund and recommended dissolution of the management. Thus, implementing the recommendation, President Buhari inaugurated Michael Akabogu led management. 

In a statement issued by General Manager and Head of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Ijeoma Oji-Okoronkwo, Tuesday night, said the reshuffling became necessary to complete process of repositioning the agency. 

The development had Mr Nasir Mohammed, an Assistant General Manager Kaduna Regional Office redeployed to ICT Head Office as the Head of Department while Mr Lateef Musa, formerly General Manager Enforcement redeployed to Lagos Regional Office as the Regional Manager. Others are Mr Zwalda Ponkap, a formerly General Manager Audit & Inspectorate redeployed to Finance department as General Manager/ Head of Finance while Mr Babatunde Adegoke, Deputy General Manager and former acting Head of the Lagos Corporate Office redeployed as head Investment & Treasury Management among others. 

The exercise was formally communicated to all staff affecting 300 out of 500 staff capacity of the Fund. 

The statement added that “These staff were redeployed across various departments, Branches and Regions across the Federation after a careful consideration of their core competences, skills and qualifications.

”All officers affected are encouraged to make good use of the opportunity as the redeployments are targeted at improving productivity, retooling relearning, capacity building and ensuring that all hands are on deck towards achieving the Mandate of the Fund.

Staff are enjoined to add value to the management of the fund in the statement “Management hopes that all staff will bring to bare their wealth of experience and competencies in the realization of the strategic reform and change management of the Fund.”