NSITF set to begin online claim, payment of injured workers
All is set for the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) to begin its online digital registration, revenue collection and payment of claims of injured workers.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive of NSITF, Adebayo Somefun, who disclosed this while speaking at the beginning of a nationwide training programme of the staffers of the Fund, explained that the new system would instil transparency and accountability in the processes of the organisation.
He added that the new system would be implemented under, ‘Electronic Revenue Collection, Compliance and Claims management system (ERC3)’.
The NSITF boss highlighted that the ERC3 system was borne out of the management’s desire to digitalise all operations of the Fund on real time basis and in line with social security global practice.
“Our mandate as an agency of government is to be proactive in providing social security and safety nets against deprivation and income insecurity in accordance with national and international laws and conventions as well as world best practices,” he explained.
The NSITF helmsman noted that with transformation in mind, the management of the Fund came out with a cardinal agenda for growth, which had e-transaction to ease the means of conducting business as its core.
He added: “The NSITF is determined to improve the status of our transactions with a view to instilling transparency and accountability in all our processes, and simplifying the modules of registration and payments for employers.”
Expressing delight that the Fund is about to go live with the system, Somefun reiterated that the aim of the ERC3 system project is to migrate the Fund’s operations to completely automated one.
“Definitely when this is achieved, then NSITF’s vision to be the leading social security institution in Africa will be fulfilled with a model for other social security institutions on the continent to emulate,” he added.
He called on all staff of the Fund to dedicate themselves to the new system of operations and processes, saying, “for NSITF to make progress, it must flow with current trends and adhere to the need to apply Information and Communication Technology in its operations.
“ERC3, when deployed, will allow employers to go online and register their employees for the Employees’ Compensation Scheme (ECS) in real time, all from the comfort of their offices. They will also make all contributions and print Remita receipts on the go, while making their applications for claims in the event of a workplace injury also online.
“This system also allows for monitoring of every transaction in every branch and region of the Fund with a press of a button, thereby making all processes faster and transparent and at the same time saving time and cost for all stakeholders.”
The training programme would cover all the 56 branches and 11 regions offices of the Fund.
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