The Nigerian government has received a life insurance cover for all frontline workers in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
This was revealed by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, during a briefing in Abuja on Friday, April 24, 2020.
Mr Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), explained that this was the contribution of the nation’s insurance industry to the effort towards curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
In his remarks, the SGF said the PTF have received a life insurance cover to all frontline workers on COVID-19 for a maximum of 5,000 health workers employed for fight against the pandemic.
He added that 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.
He thanked the insurance industry for the contribution and called on other sectors of the economy to rise up to support the effort, in fight against COVID-19.
Mustapha also assured the frontline workers to double their efforts, saying the government was committed to protecting them in the course of discharging their duty.