The federal government of Nigeria has approved a comprehensive life insurance package for all COVID-19 frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic.
The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, who made this known during a press briefing in Abuja earlier today this was one most compulsory initiative the Nigerian government did to encourage all the health worker who are faced with the daily task of saving the lives of many Nigerian from the deadly pandemic.
“I am pleased to inform you that in addition to what the Federal Government is doing, the insurance industry has responded massively to the call for support.
“The Presidential Task Force has received a life insurance cover to all frontline workers on COVID-19 for a maximum of 5,000 health workers who are employed to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said in his opening remarks at the briefing.
The task force chairman added, “The premium, in the sum of N112,500,000 for cover, has been fully paid by the Nigeria Insurance Industry, in line with the principle of no premium, no cover.”
Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), also thanked the insurance industry for the contribution and called on other sectors of the economy to rise up to support the effort to fight COVID-19.
The SGF said, “Today, the welfare of our frontline heroes – the health workers – came to the front burner
“I am pleased to inform you that the Federal Ministry of Health, working in conjunction with the MDAs, and the health sector professional bodies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for various allowances and other incentives.”