NLC Vs Ngige: Presidency Breaks Silence On Rift Over NSITF
Written by darling on May 13, 2019
The Presidency has finally reacted to the disagreement between the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment and the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the appointment of the Chairman of the board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
In its position made known through a spokesman, Femi Adesina, the presidency noted that NSITF is a hundred percent, Federal Government of Nigeria owned insurance parastatal, under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, designed for the purpose of insuring workers (employees) in the public and private sectors.
According to the statement by Adesina on Sunday, the organization is empowered by law to implement the Employee Compensation Act (ECA) 2010 with a mandate to insure workers and pay them compensation for accidents, deaths, and injuries in the course of work.