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NSITF in corruption, forgery allegations as staff call for probe of organization

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Corruption and forgery allegation is currently rocking the the Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) following the allegation raised by some staff of the organization.

They said hundreds of millions of public fund is being fleeced into private pockets.

The concerned staff it was learnt have called on the anti-graft agencies, namely the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to beam its searchlight on the agency and halt the brigandage.

Recall that the agency in recent weeks has been in the news for the wrong reasons, with some claiming that a top management staff had to throw in the towel.

The staff, who spoke to some Journalists on the condition of anonymity also decried the absence of a properly constituted board of the agency, after the expiration of the last one a few years, Daily Independent reports.

In one disturbing case, it was learnt that correspondences meant for the Managing Director of the Agency, Dr Michael Akabuogu were allegedly intercepted by some management staff of NSITF and executed for payment to be made to contractors.

Allegations of the high level of impunity in the agencies surfaced as further findings by confirm that the queries issued to the erring management staff by constituted authorities over the issues were rebuffed by the individuals.

Reacting to the reported resignation of the NSITF Managing Director, the concerned staff claimed that was false, and dismissed it as a case of corruption fighting back.
“What is happening today is that these looters who present themselves as contractors and their collaborators inside the NSITF are bitter that Akabogu stood in their way , so they are desperate to ease him out by all means including the publication of falsehood.”

“We can authoritatively tell you that the MD is a meticulous person, who is detailed on his job, the concerned NSITF said.
It would also be recalled that the report from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) had listed the NSITF as one of the corrupt MDAs. The report was recently released.

However, when contacted, General Manager/Head of Corporate Affairs, Mrs Ijeoma Oji-Okoronkwo said she cannot comment on the issue of corruption in the agency.

She said she was on leave and not in any picture of corruption issues at the agency.
Her words: “I am not aware of any corruption, l am on leave and l can only comment on what l know. I don’t know anything about corruption and ICPC report.”

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