CIIN president, DG call for joint forces against COVID-19

The President of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Mr Eddie Efekoha and the Director-General of the Institute, Mr Richard Borokini have called for a joint effort by industry stakeholders to support the fight against the global pandemic, COVID-19.

In a message to insurance industry stakeholders, The President stated that the fallout from the current pandemic has called for citizens of the country to be responsible for their wellbeing as well as the safety of other citizens.

Mr. Efekoha urged the public to observe all the guidelines and laws laid down by the relevant agencies including World Health Organisation (WHO), the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and State Government instruments.

The President of the Institute also extended his gratitude to the Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA) for its health cover initiative which guarantees a N1 million free life insurance cover for each health personnel and allied professional attending to COVID-19 case.

He stated that this scourge required a committed joint effort by all stakeholders in the Insurance industry and beyond in order to combine resources and expertise for the ultimate victory.

Mr Efekoha also commended the regulator, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) for its palliatives to the industry and Insurance companies who have commenced sensitization campaigns and equally pledged to contribute to a common kitty under the care of the NIA to procure testing kits and protective for medical personnel.

Similarly, the Director-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Mr. Richard Borokini lent his voice to the crusade by urging citizens of the country to observe the hygiene, isolation and quarantine procedures communicated by the agencies at the forefront in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Borokini showered encomiums on all healthcare professionals in the heat of the battle and prayed that their efforts will not go in vain, just as he lauded the NIA and Insurance companies for rising up to the challenge and contributing their bit to ensure that the Insurance industry can be reckoned with during this time.

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