The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), last week in Abuja, presented an award to the doyen of the engineering construction industry in Nigeria, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, for the company’s excellent staff welfare records and consistent contribution to the country’s Employees Compensation Scheme (ECS).

The NSITF lauded Julius Berger for excellent staff welfare records, consistent contribution to Employees Compensation Scheme

The event which was tagged “NSITF MD/CE Excellence Awards”, was attended by the Board of Directors and executive management and managers from across the country of the NSITF, Director General of Nigerian Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Managing Directors and Chief executives of corporations and institutions. Julius Berger was honoured with the award for their consistent contribution to the institution.

Leading the delegation to receive the award on behalf of Julius Berger was the Executive Director Administration of the engineering construction giant, Alhaji Zubairu Ibrahim Bayi. The award was presented to Julius Berger by Chief Kemi Nelson, the NSITF’s Executive Director of Operations.

Speaking to reporters at the ceremony, Alhaji Bayi said “Julius Berger would like to use the opportunity of the award to say a big thank you to both NECA and NSITF for considering us worthy of this meritorious award”. Bayi added, “The scheme has been quite beneficial to our employees and their families, which include the deceased and those who suffered permanent disabilities in the course of their jobs. Their spouses and children are, by the scheme, receiving monthly stipends that make life more convenient to them. The scheme ensures that families of deceased and injured staff are assured of 3 square meals and opportunity to attain basic necessities. It is our fervent hope that the Scheme will continue to get better and better. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, he said, remains committed to improving its efforts on the helpful and worthy implementation of the Employees Compensation Scheme.

Bayi also recalled with pride that in 2013, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc received the award of a brand new Ambulance from the NSITF in recognition of the company’s meritorious commitment and compliance to the provisions of the Employees’ Compensation Scheme. According to Bayi, since the commencement of this Scheme, the processes of employee compensation has improved significantly and become less cumbersome.

Saying that Julius Berger look forward to a more mutually robust working relationship with the NSITF and NECA in the coming years, the Julius Berger Director of Administration further thanked NECA and NSITF for their very helpful collaboration in sensitizing the employees on the importance of making the workplace safer. 

Other corporations recognized by the NSITF at the ceremony include, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), Nigerian-Ghana International Schools Kuje, and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

The Managing Director of NSITF MD/CE Nigeria, Barr. Adebayo Somefun, in his remarks at the event, expressed delight over the awards given to deserving corporations as well as to staff members of the NSITF, and urged them to sustain their good efforts with even more productive hard work.

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