President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Michael Akabogu, over alleged certificate forgery.
The development was confirmed in an internal memo signed by the Executive Director of Operations of the agency, Gabriel Iwelunmor.
“I am directed to inform you that Mr President, Muhammadu Buhari, in the exercise of his powers under Section 8 of the NSITF Act has directed the removal from office of Dr Michael Akabogu, as the Managing Director/CE of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) with effect from Friday, 3rd February 2023”, the memo reads.
“Subsequently, the Executive Director Administration of the Fund – Barr. (Mrs) Maureen Allagoa has been directed to take charge of the affairs of the Fund.
“Furthermore, this information should be communicated to the staff of your various Departments/Units, Regions and Branches”, the memo added.