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Insurance companies pay N4bn claims in wake of #EndSARS protests



Insurance companies pay N4bn claims in wake of #EndSARS protests

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

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

On the review of the Consolicited 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.

Musa noted that the current insurance legislation was outdated, thereby making it impossible to do things that need to be done.

By Mayowa Oladeji…

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