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Insurance companies paid N4bn claims arising from #EndSars Protests

Agency Report: The Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) said insurance companies paid N4 billion as claims arising from over 2,000 businesses affected by the #EndSARS protests.

Mr Ganiyu Musa, Chairman, NIA, disclosed this at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday.

Musa also assured customers that all genuine claims emanating from the protests would be paid.

He said insurance operators were still collating claims stressing that every genuine claim would be settled.

“The number of insured businesses that were affected at the last count was about 2,000 insured loss and the industry have settled N4 billion claims out of N4.5 billion in respect of the #EndSARS protests.

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”Once they are documented and completed, we have the commitment of our members that the claims will be paid timely,” he said.

Musa said the association was on top of the developments and would continue to encourage its members to pay all genuine claims in line with the expand policies.

On the review of the Consolidated Insurance Act 2020, he expressed satisfaction that it would align the industry with the global best practices and as well promote insurance business in the country.

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Musa noted that the current insurance legislation was outdated, thereby making it impossible to do things that needs to be done.

He disclosed that the association had commenced discussions with the Lagos State Building Control Agency as part of engagements on the implementation of Lagos State Building law in line with the compulsory insurance initiative.

“We are also working closely with the state Vehicle Inspection Service on enforcement of Third Party Motor Insurance in the state.

”We are engaging Kaduna, Kogi and Ogun states, and remain hopeful that other states will see value in the platform and embrace it.

“Out of the estimated 13 million vehicles in Nigeria only about 2,939,767 Third Party Motor policies are in force as at April 26, 2021,” he said.

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