President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the insurance sector for supporting the government with free insurance cover for frontline workers.
He gave the commendation during his nationwide broadcast on Monday at 8pm.
He said: “In keeping with our Government’s promise to improve the welfare of healthcare workers, we have signed a memorandum of understanding on the provision of hazard allowances and other incentives with key health sector professional associations.
“We have also procured insurance cover for 5,000 frontline health workers.
“At this point, I must commend the insurance sector for their support in achieving this within a short period of time”, he added.
Meanwhile, the insurance sector is excited that their effort is being appreciated at the highest level of authority.
The Chairman, Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA), Mr. Tope Smart said they are happy that for the first time, their role is being appreciated.
He stated that the recognition will further spur them to do more.
He added the sector has always played major roles in the economy but this is the first time they are getting a presidential recognition.
He said they look forward to more partnership with the Federal Government in developing the country.