President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-constitution and placement of a new Management Board of the NSITF in line with the provisions of Section 4 and the powers conferred on him by Sections 7 and 8 of the NSITF Act, CAP N88, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004.
The President named Mrs. Maureen Allagoa as the agency’s Managing Director/Chief Executive.
Barr Allagoa, the immediate former Executive Director, Administration with broad experience in many Blue Chip Companies, replaced the erstwhile Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Mike Akabogu, who was sacked for the certificate of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) forgery and low productivity.
Buhari also named Chief Emmanuel Nwosu, a seasoned Urban Planning & Management expert who was the past chairman of the Nigeria Insurance Commission (NAICOM) as chairman of the new NSITF board.
The Director Press & Public Relations Department, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
Others are Modu Gana, Executive Director/Member; Dr. Gabriel Okenwa, Executive Director (Admin)/ Member; Adedeji Adegoke, Executive Director (Finance & Investment)/Member and Comrade Marwan Adamu of the Nigeria Labour Congress, as a member.
Other members of the new board appointed by President Buhari are; Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, NLC; President of the Nigerian Employees’ Consultative Association, Taiwo Adeniyi; Mrs. Celine Oni (Director, Learning & Development/Projects (NECA); Lauretta Nneka Adaogu (Director, Occupational Safety & Health – OSH – Department) and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Nominee).
“The new Managing Director and Executive Directors assumed their respective positions and duties immediately from February 6, 2023.
“The New full Management Board will be inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of Labour & Employment as soon as the security and other clearance processes of its memberships are completed by the Security Agencies and other affected bodies, on a date to be announced soon,” the statement said.