Adebayo Somefun, the suspended Managing Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) has accused the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige of hijacking management of the agency.
Somefun who made the allegation while testifying before the House of Representatives ad hoc Committee, added that the allegations against the suspended management were strange to them.
The suspended MD who also accused the minister of totalitarianism, also stated that the N3.4 billion which the management of the agency were accused of spending on “non- existent training’, was actually used for trainings between 2017 and 2019.
“How can an interested party be the one to appoint an investigative panel? This is against the principles of fair hearing.”
Somefun also alleged that while he was on leave, Ngige asked the General Manager Finance to pay N81 million for a training which was not carried out.
“When I returned from leave, I queried the GM, Finance and insisted that the training must be held. That is one of my sins that I was not forgiven.”