NAICOM moves to enforce compulsory insurance of public buildings


    To drive the enforcement of the obligatory insurance coverage of public buildings throughout the nation, The Nationwide Insurance coverage Fee (NAICOM) in Abuja has inaugurated a technical committee.

    The committee was inaugurated by NAICOM’s Commissioner for Insurance coverage, Mr Mohammed Kari, and it has membership drawn from NAICOM, the Federal Fireplace Service (FFS) from all of the zones and the Nigeria Insurance coverage Affiliation (NIA).

    However the steering committee is made up of the Commissioner for Insurance coverage, the Controller-Basic of the Federal Fireplace Service and the Director-Basic of the NIA.

    Talking on the committee’s inauguration, Mr. Kari stated it was the duty of the committee to advise the steering committee on how public constructing funds can be successfully and effectively disbursed within the nation.

    Represented by the Deputy Commissioner for Insurance coverage, Technical, Mr Thomas Sunday, Kari unhappy that NAICOM, underneath the Nationwide Insurance coverage Act 2003, had the duty of guaranteeing that public buildings and buildings underneath development have been insured.

    “By public buildings, we imply all colleges, hospitals, inns and workplaces, and so they have the duty to point out proof that they’ve complied with Part 65 of the Insurance coverage Act 2003,’’ he stated.

    “We’ve the duty for gathering of funds, monitoring and likewise disbursing the funds for the aim of bettering fireplace actions in Nigeria.

    “0.25 per cent of premium collected with respect to public buildings are imagined to be gathered within the fireplace funds. However over time, these funds haven’t been forthcoming as a result of the method for assortment just isn’t put in place,” he stated.

    He stated that among the funds can be used for the acquisition of autos for inspection, investigation and likewise for the aim of publicity.

    The commissioner stated that about N78 million had already been gathered within the funds, including {that a} template had been given to the market that might guarantee correct enforcement for assortment of extra funds.

    [Daily Trust]


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