Photo shows (R to L) SSS Account Management Group Senior Vice President and International Operations Division Concurrent OIC Judy Frances See, ECC Executive Director Stella Zipagan-Banawis, SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Dooc, Embassy of Nigeria Charge d’ affaires a.i. Hannatu Dankaro-Irmiya, Embassy of Nigeria Finance Attache Kayode Olajumoke and SSS Makati-Gil Puyat Branch Head Maria Rita Aguja during the signing of the agreement heldat the Social Security Commission Building last May 30.

Some 15 Filipino employees of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will now be covered under the Social Security System (SSS) as the two institutions and the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) formally inked an agreement that will place them secured under the SS and EC Laws.

Under the agreement, the Filipino staff of the Nigerian Embassy will be provided benefits during contingencies such as sickness, disability, maternity, retirement and death (survivor) under the SS law as well as benefits for work-related injuries, sickness and death under the EC law.

With the agreement, the Nigerian Embassy became the 41st foreign diplomatic entity in the Philippines that is duly registered and covered SSS employer.