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Why we shut down NSITF—-TUC

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UFOMBA UZUEGBU

 

Organized labour under the aegis of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has cited alleged non-remittance  of N2.1 billion in consequential taxes deducted from the  salaries of workers of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), as the reason it shut down the Fund’s headquarters of Friday.

 

The protesters, led by TUC President, Comrade Festus Osifo, took to the street demanding action and chanting solidarity songs.

 

Osifo stated that the protest and subsequent shut down  of the Fund, became necessary after failed attempts by the leadership of the Association of Senior Staff of Banks Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), to resolve the issue with NSITF management.

 

The protesters called for the immediate removal of NSITF Managing Director, Maureen Alagoa,to prevent further crises within the Fund and urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to intervene.

 

The also appealed to the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to investigate their claims.

 

Efforts to obtain comments from the MD /CEO of NSITF,Maureen Alagoa and its spokesperson, Godson Nwachukwu were unsuccessful at press time.

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