By JOHNBOSCO AGBAKWURU
THE National Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, said that over N200 million has been paid to some of its clients that were injured in their various work places since the establishment of Employees Compensation Scheme.
The Managing Director of NSITF, Alhaji Abubakar Munir, who disclosed this during the inauguration of the Independent Investment Committee, of the trust fund said about N500 million was to be paid; after verifications, over N200 million had been paid.
Alhaji Abubakar said, “The NSITF has paid over N200 million to injured workers from various sectors, who sustained all kinds of work place injuries since the scheme began. We paid this sum out of about N500 million claims we received. It was after vetting and going through the processes that we paid N200 million out of the sum.
“We have registered over 35,000 employers. The Federal Government has also been making its contributions and we have many states coming on board very soon. We have well over 500,000 employees covered under the scheme. We have been settling claims that we have received so far.”