NSITF tasks employees on building sustainable institution
The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has charged workers to reinvigorate themselves for a sustainable institution.
Chairman, Board of Directors, NSITF, Austin Enajemo- Isire, stated this at the Lagos regional office, when some board members and top executives of the Fund, paid a working visit to assess the level of ongoing construction of the 18-storey building, whose construction began 39 years ago in Lagos along the international route linking Nigeria and the ECOWAS region.
He urged the employees to eschew negative thoughts that are not profitable to the upliftment of the Fund, even as he promised another engagement where they would strategise to achieve a better NSITF.
“If we all resolve to make it work, it will surely work. I encourage us all to have a change of attitude. The moment to put our hands on the plough has started. The next meeting will be on a strategy on how to move the Fund forward,” he said.
At the construction site, while assessing the level of ongoing work, Enajemo- Isire, said it was in the interest of the Fund and the Federal Government to ensure the building contributes towards the housing needs of the people through better office accommodation and good ambience to the environment.
According to him, that is the change mantra of President Muhammadu Buhari. He noted that the huge resources that had been sunk into the structure, would make one wonder why the building had not been completed since inception.
He said the purpose of the visit was to ensure total completion of the structure for immediate use. He said the building when completed would create more jobs and reduce social vices among youths.
“This project will create jobs for people around, which is part of the Federal Government’s plan to ensure social vices are reduced and insecurity is minimised,” he said.
This is just as members of the community where the 18-storey building is located hailed the Fund. A member of the community, who is also an Assistant Director of Town Planning in the Lagos State Government, Abiodun Babatunde, commended the Fund, stating that about 95 per cent of youths in the community have been engaged in the construction of the magnificent building. He said the move, had reduced unemployment among the youths in the community.
During a tour of the vast of land, The Guardian observed that some buildings had encroached into the property due to the abandonment of the project.
In addressing such, Enajemo- Isire, said a committee had been set up and the issue would be addressed accordingly.
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