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NSITF rehabilitates 42 injured workers in one year

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Chief Executive of NSITF, Adebayo Somefun,

42 workers that lost their limbs, legs and other parts of human body have been rehabilitated in the past one year, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Adebayo Somefun has said.

Speaking when he received the Civil Society Coalition for Transparency in Abuja, the NSITF boss added that apart from providing artificial limbs and legs for workers that lost parts of their body in the course of work, they are equally rehabilitated and trained on how to use the equipment aid by medical professionals.

Somefun hinted that NSITF is collaborating with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) to stem corruption and enthrone the culture of transparency in its processes.

His words: “Definitely there were some level of fraud that were committed in the NSITF before we came on board, which was why we decided to work closely with the EFCC, ICPC, and BPP to build a culture of integrity of operations for NSITF towards the prevention of any fraudulent acts during our tenure and beyond.”

On why the management of the NSITF has not made categorical statement on the alleged fraud in the Fund, the boss explained: “There are actions going on in the court on the matter and anti-graft agencies are also on the case.

None of these actions have been concluded, no report has been submitted and the Minister has also set up an administrative panel and auditors came here and yet the management is yet to receive the report of the administrative panel.

All we know about the panel is what all Nigerians have been reading in the news mediums.”


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