Insurers offer N1 billion intervention to workers
Following the steps of other insurance operators, LASACO Assurance Plc has provided N1 billion free insurance cover to health workers in Osun State.
Similarly, other Insurers and Ark Insurance Brokers, have partnered in such similar intervention in Lagos State, whereby insurance cover of N5 Billion has been provided for 1000 Health Workers and volunteers involved in the pandemic battle in the State.
Under the plan, over 200 frontline health workers involved in the containment of the disease in the State will now enjoy insurance cover to the tune of five million naira (N5,000,000) each to cover death/permanent disability and medical/hospitalization expenses.
Confirming the development over the weekend in an interview with The Guardian, the Managing Director, LASACO Assurance Plc, Segun Balogun, said, the gesture was to boost the morale and motivate the workers that are in the fore-front of the battle against COVID-19 and are, thus, exposed to several risks.
Balogun, stressed the need of such protection for health workers to enable them to focus on their duty calls and not be overwhelmed by the hazards involved.
He commended Nigerians for cooperating with government in the fight against the disease so far and advised them to continue to make the necessary sacrifice by observing social distancing and other preventive measures prescribed so as to quickly achieve the flattening of the curve and eventual eradication of the disease.
Balogun promised that the company would continue to provide support to government in meeting the needs of the people.
Also, the Executive Director Marketing and Brand Operations, NICON Insurance, Debo Oladejo, who spoke on the development at weekend, said in the face of the rising number of cases in the country, “we cannot but commend the concerted efforts of the National Emergency Operations Centre led by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control as well as various state governments who have continued to coordinate response activities and strengthen preparedness capacity across the country.
“We remain irrevocably committed towards efforts to eradicate this pandemic as quickly as possible”.
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