The Nigerian Insurance Industry has come up with a life insurance package worth N112.5million for health workers on the frontline of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, revealed this on Friday in Abuja at the 19th joint national briefing of the committee.
Boss Mustapha, who is also Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said the insurance industry responded to the call for support and that the PTF has received the Life Insurance cover to the frontline workers on COVID-19 for a maximum of 5,000 health workers, who were employed to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The premium in the sum of N112.5m for the cover has been fully paid by the Nigerian Insurance Industry in line with the principle of No Premium, No Cover,” he said.
“It also called on our frontline health workers to double their efforts just as we assure them of our determination to protect them,” the SGF added
He further said “PTF wishes to thank the Insurance Industry immensely and calls on other sectors of the economy to rise up to support the efforts to fight COVID-19”.
He said this support from the insurance industry was in addition to what the Federal Government was doing for the welfare of the frontline health workers.