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Nigeria: Prepare Ahead of Retirement,
By Mojisola Idris, AllAfrica.com
May 26, 2003
Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund boss, Mr. victor Eborajolor, has
urged journalists to start in earnest preparing for retirement while
discharging their duties.
Speaking to newsmen
Eborajolor said "the day you resume your first job is when you should
start preparing for your retirement."
He said the Press cannot be
ignored in the society as their opinion counts while busy fighting the
cause of others. He said there was need for journalists to join the trust
fund to take care of their old age.
NSITF, according to him, is
a social security scheme, which was open to all to participate.
He said employers have the
responsibility to employ staff and remitt what ever should was acru to the
He regretted that there
were some media organisations that have not been remiting to the fund, but
said some were complying, but still owing, while others were not
registered, even as some media organisation comply fully.
"NSITF have some responsibility to members which include unemployment scheme, which involves paying members that are out of job for a period of three months with the hope the person could secure another job.