The managing director/chief executive of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Adebayo Somefun, has said the Fund followed due process in all its recruitment process. Somefun who stated this in Abuja also said the NSITF under his leadership has been guided by the provisions of the Public Procurement Act 2007, with recourse to the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) in the award of contracts. The managing director who spoke through the General Manager Administration, Olusegun Basorun, stated that whenever the Fund recruited, it does not charge prospective applicants for job placements while challenging anyone with credible evidence on such illegal charges to provide it.
He also dismissed allegations of secret recruitment at the Fund, saying, “the last time we recruited here was the first quarter of 2018 and since that time, no one has been recruited. It is a criminal act to recruit without due process.”
He explained, “Matters relating to recruitment form part of the schedule of the General Manager Administration which include the authority to sign appointment letters as delegated. But before such letters are issued, certain things must happen. One of the things that must happen is the approval of the Federal Character Commission.
The NSITF is a responsible organisation. All its recruitment exercises are guided by the constitution of the nation, extant rules and regulations particularly the Federal Government Circular of 11th July 2017.