In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 03rd, July, 2020

President Buhari Orders Indefinite Suspension Of NSITF Boss, Adebayo Somefun, Others

President Buhari Orders Indefinite Suspension Of NSITF Boss, Adebayo Somefun, Others

Mr. Adebayo Somefun

Mr. Adebayo Somefun


President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Managing Director/Chief Govt of the Nigeria Social Insurance coverage Belief Fund (NSITF), Mr Adebayo Somefun indefinitely.


Sen Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, in a press release by Charles Akpan of the Press and Public Relations within the ministry, named different officers suspended to incorporate Jasper Ikedi-Azuatalam, Govt Director (ED), Finance and Funding, and Mrs Olukemi Nelson, ED, Operations.


Additionally suspended are Alhaji Tijani Darazo Sulaiman, ED, Administration, Mr Olusegun Olumide-Bashorun, Basic Supervisor, Administration/Human Sources/Upkeep, and Mr Lawan Tahir, Basic Supervisor, Finance.


Others requested to go are Mr Chris Esedebe, Basic Supervisor, Claims and Compensation, Mr Olodotun Adegbite, Deputy Basic Supervisor, Funding and Treasury Administration, and Mr Emmanuel Enyinnaya-Sike, Deputy Basic Supervisor, Finance and Accounts.


The assertion additionally named Mrs Olutoyin Arokoyo, Deputy Basic Supervisor/Performing Head, Authorized, Ms. Dorathy Zajeme-Tukura, Deputy Basic Supervisor, Administration, and Mrs Victoria Ayantuga, Assistant Basic Supervisor, Inside Audit.


The minister stated that their suspension from workplace arose from the “preliminarily established prima facie infractions on the extant Monetary Rules and Procurement Act, and different acts of gross misconduct”.

“In the course of the interval of their suspension, the officers will face a Joint Board and Audit Investigative Panel that had been set as much as look into the monetary and procurement breaches, in addition to gross misconduct within the NSITF from 2016 to this point.

“The gross misconduct has invariably put the contributions of stakeholders in a dangerous state. The affected officers have additionally been directed at hand over to essentially the most senior officers of their respective departments,” the assertion learn.

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It quoted Ngige as particularly directing that Dr Kelly Nwagha, Basic Supervisor. Well being, Security and Setting Division, to imagine the place of Managing Director/Chief Govt Officer, being essentially the most senior Basic Supervisor within the organisation.


It stated that officers assuming the brand new positions would take cost from Monday, July 6, 2020, till additional discover.


Ngige charged the Chairman of the Board, Mr Austin Enajemo Isire, to make sure that the investigative panel commenced work as quickly as potential.


He additionally charged him to make sure that the Board facilitated the graceful working of the Fund by creating the enabling atmosphere and all the required workers changes and actions, with a view to assure that providers by workers to the contributors weren’t affected.


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