Vice-Chancellor, Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, Prof. Emmanuel Adigio has said the institution’s Tender’s Board would, henceforth, list the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) compliance certificate as a mandatory requirement for contract bidding.
The VC said this while addressing a team from the NSITF who came on a sensitisation and advocacy visit to the university.
A statement by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, NSITF, Nwachukwu Godson said Adigio applauded the new management team of the NSITF for its visible commitment towards the actualisation of the Employee Compensation goals.
“I am glad and impressed that you took the pains, time and risk to come this far to enlighten us. Your resolve, detailed presentation of the vast benefits of the scheme, how to access them and your account of traceable beneficiaries of the scheme around us, have shown the seriousness of your organisation,” the vice – chancellor said in the statement.
He extolled the management of the NSITF for its sensitivity to the needs of the nation’s workforce and promised to keenly study the scheme along with his team, with a view to enrolling the staff of the university as soon as possible.
The Managing Director, NSITF, Maureen Allagoa, who was represented by Warri Branch Manager, Erhire ?ghifo said the NSITF has “successfully keyed into the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Tinubu administration,
He said the NSITF, as the key social security agency of the Federal Government, has enormous roles in lifting the lots of workers.
“We offer free occupational safety training to workers to eliminate hazards and promote productivity. We also meet the workers at their critical point of need – eventuality of accidents or even death in the course of work. We rehabilitate, we pay benefits and assist a worker get up on his feet again. And where the inevitable comes, we assist dependants, the bereaved family live beyond tears,” he said.