Industrial Court, NSITF to partner on Employees Compensation Scheme

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The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) and the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) are planning a collaboration aimed at boosting the implementation of the Employees Compensation Scheme (ECS).

The NSITF Managing Director, Mr. Adebayo Somefun disclosed this when he led the management team of the Fund on a courtesy call to the acting president of the Industrial Court, Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip.

Mr. Somefun said the collaboration between NSITF and Industrial Court would include addressing matters relating to non-compliance with the provisions of the ECA as well as appeals from any decision of the board, among other matters.

He also said the Fund had embraced the responsibility for payment of compensation to employees or their dependents qualified under the Employees Compensation Act (ECA) 2010 for any death, injury, disease or disability arising out of or in the course of employment.

In his remark, Justice Kanyip while appreciating the gesture called for periodic interactions between NSITF and the court.

My Lord maintained that to show objectivity, such interactions should include stakeholders of the Fund such as the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) and also stressed the need for enlightenment on the Employees’ Compensation Scheme, that with proper knowledge of the scheme, lawyers would be better equipped to handle cases of industrial disputes.

Credit-Daily Trust

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