Two staff of the National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) simply identified as Madam Ochei and Tope were on Monday arrested by officers of the Department of State Services (DSS).

They were alleged to have attempted to smuggle files out of the corporate headquarters of the agency in Abuja. Ochei was caught at the gate with Tope’s bag containing the smuggled files.

It would be recalled that the Managing Director of NSITF, Adebayo Somefun and some top management staff were recently suspended for financial breaches and other acts of gross misconduct.

The Managing Director and some members of his Executive were accused of lavishing N3.4 billions on non-existent staff training split into about 196 different consultancy contracts in order to evade the Ministerial tenders Board and Federal Executive Council (FEC) approvals.

The Management Board of NSITF led by Austin Enajemo Isire at the weekend announced that it would probe the financial activities of the suspended management.

He said the approval for the suspension of the staff had been conveyed to the Minister in charge of the Ministry in a correspondence referenced SGF 47/511/T/99 of June 30, 2020, adding that the Minister has conveyed this approval and other necessary directives to him in terms of setting up a board- driven investigative panel.

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