Staff Allege Corruption at NSITF, Seek Tinubu’s Help

Staff Allege Corruption at NSITF, Seek Tinubu’s Help

…By for TDPel Media. Senior Staff of NSITF Seek President Bola Tinubu’s Intervention Amid Allegations of Corruption

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Some senior staff members of the Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) have raised concerns over alleged corruption within the agency and have called on President Bola Tinubu to intervene.

Allegations of Mismanagement and Control by Former Labour Minister: According to these staff members, the current management of NSITF is allegedly under the control of the former Labour Minister, Chris Ngige.

They believe that the agency needs to be rescued from this situation.

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Controversial Gratuity Payment: A recent incident that sparked controversy among the staff was the approval of a N47 million gratuity payment to the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Fund, Maureen Allagoa, while she was still in active service.

Some employees, who spoke to SaharaReporters, revealed that Allagoa had allegedly approved the payment for herself, which they claim goes against the agency’s laws.

Leaked Memo Raises Eyebrows: A leaked memo titled “Gratuity Computation for Mrs. Maureen Allagoa – (Aa/11272) for the period of service from September 2016 to February 2023 as General Manager and Executive Director, respectively” revealed that the N47 million gratuity payment to Allagoa was approved by herself for the period she served as General Manager and Executive Director.

The memo, dated July 3, 2023, was routed through various levels of authority within the agency.

Senior Management Staff Express Shock: Speaking to SaharaReporters, a senior management staff member in the office of the embattled Managing Director expressed shock at the development, stating that it contravened the agency’s laws.

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The source believes that the former Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, is allegedly orchestrating events through his connections within NSITF.

Calls for Proper Investigation and Rescue: Another staff member confirmed the N47 million gratuity payment to the Managing Director and called for a thorough government investigation.

The source also expressed concern about corruption within NSITF under the leadership of the former Minister, Dr. Michael Akabuogu, and the current MD, Mrs. Maureen Allagoa.

Appeal to President Bola Tinubu: The employees urge President Bola Tinubu to come to the aid of the organization before it collapses.

They allege that the current management is taking instructions and reporting to Dr. Chris Ngige, and that union leaders are being blackmailed.

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They call on the Permanent Secretary to protect the interests of the staff and not the former Minister’s alleged greed.

Current Status: As of the time of the report, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, had visited the NSITF headquarters following the gratuity payment, and a management meeting was ongoing.

Conclusion: The allegations of corruption and mismanagement within NSITF have raised serious concerns among its senior staff.

They seek urgent intervention from President Bola Tinubu to address the situation and protect the interests of the organization and its employees.

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