Injured Nigerian workers got N825m rehabilitation claims in 2019- NSITF
London, Jan. 6, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigerian workers who were injured in line of duty were paid a total of N825m as compensation in year 2019
The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, Adebayo Somefun, on Sunday said that the fund spent the amount to ensure adequate rehabilitation for the injured workers
In a message signed by Somefun to staff of the NSITF, he said the money was more than what was paid in previous years.
He added that contribution generated to the scheme in 2019 was the highest since it began in 2011.
He said the increased contribution helped the management to deploy considerable sums in investment in accordance with the prescription of the Employees’ Compensation Act 2010.
Somefun stated that NSITF was able to combine efforts and resources of relevant stakeholders for the prevention of workplace accidents.
According to him, the efforts include the enforcement of Occupational Safety and Health