NSITF and NECA Agreement: What Implications for Non-NECA Members?

The might of a nation is expressed in the social security and welfare of its people. This was aptly put by Abraham Lincoln in his saying that “the purpose of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all or cannot do so well for themselves in their separate and individual capacities.” This underpins the provision of Chapter II of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which provides that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government.