Following the redeployment of roughly 300 employees, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund’s administration has announced plans to overhaul its training system in order to achieve more effective and inclusive results.
The Executive Director, Administration, Mrs Maureen Allagoa, who stated this in Abuja, said the fund’s workers would be exposed to more impacting courses both onsite and online, according to a statement released by the organization on Thursday.
“Our training structure has been reviewed to make it more effective, ensure that it is all-inclusive, need-based, and cost-effective, she said”.
“Continuous training using online modules on different courses will be introduced for all staff. We will also engage in train-the-trainer programmes to ensure transfer of knowledge and continuous capacity building”.
The August redeployment of around 300 employees, as well as the current audit, were aimed at enhancing productivity, retooling, relearning, and capacity building, according to Allagoa.
Mrs Ijeoma Oji-Okoronkwo, NSITF’s General Manager and Head of Corporate Affairs, said the decision was made as part of a strategic reform in response to allegations of mismanagement and embezzlement of monies levelled against the fund’s previous administration.
The reform, according to Oji-Okoronkwo, is divided into two phases. Dr Michael Akabogu, Allagoa, Mrs Temitope Akinwale, and Mr Modu Gana were named managing director and chief executive, executive director, administration, executive director, finance and accounting, and executive director, operations, respectively.
The fund’s strategic repositioning constituted the second phase, according to Oji-statement. Okoronkwo’s
Recall that, Secretary to Rivers State Government, Tammy Danagogo, has charged corporate entities operating in the state to tap into the benefits of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) scheme to prevent issues of employees’ abandonment in the advent of work-related accidents.
Speaking during a sponsorship visit by the management of the NSITF in Port Harcourt, Danagogo said, the NSITF is the only government institution backed by law to cater for employee’s welfare in the event of work-related accidents or injuries is a necessary institution that corporate organizations should be beneficiary of.