The Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) in collaboration with the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), yesterday in Abuja, inaugurated a joint committee on safety in the workplace.
Inaugurating the committee, Dr Mrs Ngozi Olejeme, the Chairman, Board of Directors of NSITF, said the committee would implement the safe work intervention project of the fund.
She said the committee would ensure compliance with the Employees' Compensation Act (ECA) and acceptance of the scheme by employers of labour.
Olejeme said that NSITF and NECA would work together on the project to conduct regular audit of Occupational Health and Safety Infrastructure to ascertain the level of compliance with existing laws.
In his remark, the Director-General of NECA, Mr Olusegun Oshinowo, said that the project was inspired by the realisation that human capacity was the most valuable asset in any business.
The Managing Director of NSITF, Alhaji Umar Abubakar, on his part, pledged the commitment of members of the committee to the success of the scheme.