President Buhari Orders Suspension Of NSITF CEO, 11 Others


By Lillian Ogbonna (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – according to a statement from theHead of Press and Public Relations at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, President Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the unconditional  suspension of Mr Adebayo Somefun, the Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), alongside 11 other principal officers of the agency.

The suspended officials are as follows: Jasper Azuatalam (Executive Director, Finance and Investment), Olukemi Nelson (Executive Director, Operations), and Tijani Sulaiman (Executive Director, Administration), Olusegun Bashorun (General Manager, Administration/Human Resources/Maintenance), Lawan Tahir (General Manager, Finance), Chris Esedebe (General Manager, Claims and Compensation), Olodotun Adegbite (Deputy General Manager, Investment and Treasury Management), and Emmanuel Sike (Deputy General Manager, Finance and Accounts), Olutoyin Arokoyo (Deputy General Manager/Acting Head, Legal), Dorathy Tukura (Deputy General Manager, Administration), and Victoria Ayantuga (Assistant General Manager, Internal Audit).

According to the statement, the suspended officials are accused of infractions on the Financial Regulations and Procurement Act, and other acts of gross misconduct, and are expected to face a Joint Board and Audit Investigative Panel set up to look into the alleged financial and procurement breaches, as well as gross misconduct in the NSITF for periods of 2016 to date, which have invariably put the Contributions of stakeholders in a perilous state.


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