The Federal government has received a life insurance cover for all frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this during the daily briefing of the taskforce in Abuja today Friday April 24.
He said the life insurance for the Health workers was donated by the nation’s insurance industry as their own contribution towards the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I am pleased to inform you that in addition to what the Federal Government is doing, the insurance industry has responded massively to the call for support. The Presidential Task Force has received a life insurance cover to all frontline workers on COVID-19 for a maximum of 5,000 health workers who are employed to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 said
Mustapha also disclosed that various allowances and incentives have been packaged for all frontline workers and that the full details will be unveiled to you by the Honorable Minister of Health soon.
“Today, the welfare of our frontline heroes, the health workers, came to the front burner. I am pleased to inform you that the Federal Ministry of Health, working in conjunction with the MDAs, and the health sector professional bodies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for various allowances and other incentives.” he said