NSITF seeks compliance of outsourcing firms with employees’ compensation scheme
WORRIED that members of the Organised Private Sector (OPS) may have been defaulting in enrolling workers under the Employee’s Compensation Act (ECA) scheme, the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has charged outsourcing professionals on compliance with the provisions of the scheme.
Managing Director, NSITF, Umar Munir Abubakar, while speaking at the stakeholders’ session organised by the Association of Outsourcing Professional of Nigeria (AOPN) said: “If our system must work, we need people in the private sector to follow the rules and regulations guiding our policies. Though the process may be slow but the goal would be achieved”.
Abubakar who was represented by the Regional Manager, NSITF, Lagos, Mrs. Olufunke Aleshinloye said the government approach cases systematically, some of which may be documented and filed for proper processing.
Speaking on the theme, The Impact of Employees’ Compensation Scheme on the Outsourcing Industry and the Economy, she emphasized the reason for the Employee’s Compensation Act (ECA), which was signed into law in December 2010.
“The ECA is aimed at providing an open and fair system of guaranteed and adequate compensation for all employees or their dependants for any death, injury, disease or disability arising out of or in the course of employment
“The law makes provision to cover the contingency of employment, injury benefit, which is one of the nine contingencies of International Labour Organization (ILO) social security (minimum standards) convention 1952 (No 102).
“It makes comprehensive provisions for the payment of compensation to employees who suffer from occupational diseases or sustain injuries due to an accident at the workplace or in the course of employment”.