The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), on Tuesday, said the agency was short of personnel, hence its resolve to recruit “suitable and qualified Nigerians” into different cadres in the fund in December 2021.
The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the fund, Mrs ljeoma Oji-Okoronkwo, who stated this, disclosed that disabled persons were also employed.
Oji-Okoronkwo also said the recruitment became pertinent because of massive redeployment of staff which happened in the third quarter of 2021.
She said, “It would be recalled that the Fund had, in the third quarter of 2021, embarked on a massive redeployment of staff, which placed them where their productivity would be enhanced.
“Thereafter, the NSITF in December 2021 recruited suitable and qualified Nigerians in different cadres into its services to address the manpower gaps in the Fund, especially in the northern regions and Lagos State.
“The recruitment exercise also opened up opportunities for the employment of disabled persons in fulfillment of the vision and mission of the Fund regarding the vulnerable group in line with our renewed focus on social security intervention and mandate.”
The NSITF spokesperson quoted the Managing Director of the fund, Michael Akabogu, as saying “the recruitment exercise went through all due processes and approvals.
Akabogu said the approvals ranged from Presidential, Head of Service of the Federation, Budget Office, and the Federal Character Commission on geopolitical consideration to due selection processes by consultant on behalf of the Fund.