The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) says it has rolled out more measures to operationalise the federal government’s eight-point agenda on jobs and social security.
Speaking at the new performance management system implementation workshop for the fund’s staff in Abuja, NSITF managing-director, Maureen Allagoa, said the agency must move in the face of cascading challenges to effectively meet the federal government’s target on social security.
According to a statement issued by the agency’s general-manager, corporate affairs, Nwachukwu Godson, Allagoa noted that the fund occupies a central position in ensuring that the objectives of the eight-point agenda of the federal government is met.
To effectively achieve this, Allagoa pointed out that the operations of the NSITF must be rejigged to key in effective performance evaluation.
She said, “If we must remain relevant as the nation’s cardinal social security agency, we must leave no gap in ensuring that we contribute our quota. Part of the target of the employee compensation, lest we forget, is to grow a resilient national workforce without which optimum productivity, growth and social inclusion will be made more difficult.”
“I’m happy that the re-invigoration of the civil/public service by re-modelling the performance assessment system to a new model that measures and tracks actual performances, being championed by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Folashade Yemi-Esan, has taken root in the NSITF.
“The NSITF has fully embraced the Performance Management System (PMS) which presents a more systematic approach for assessing the performance of employees. We have left Annual Performance Evaluation Report (APER) with all its deficiencies”, she added