Leadway Assurance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Civil Service Staff of Nigeria Cooperative Society Union to provide over 300,000 civil servants with affordable bespoke insurance coverage.
The insurer disclosed in a statement that the MoU between it and one of Africa’s largest umbrella bodies of the cooperative societies covers Ministries, Departments, and Agencies in Nigeria, with over 150 registered cooperative societies and over 300,000 members drawn from the 36 states in the country.
“The comprehensive plan provides the members of the society with group life assurance, personal accident plan, and group deposit administration, which guarantee the policyholders or beneficiaries the required compensation in the case of accidents, permanent disability, or death, all at an affordable premium,” it stated.
Speaking during the signing ceremony, Executive Head, Sales, Leadway Assurance, Mr Olusola Ajayi, said the insurance plan is a major landmark in entrenching the culture of insurance in Nigeria to deepen insurance intake in the country.
He said, “I am particularly proud about this partnership as it shows we are on the right track towards engendering a positive attitude towards insurance. As we are aware, most people in Nigeria, including the educated, do not appreciate the essence of insurance despite its numerous benefits, and that is why it is heart-warming to get the buy-in of Africa’s largest civil service into this all-too-important financial management tool.
“Understanding the present economic realities coupled with the fact that we can never be adequately prepared against unforeseen circumstances and how difficult it is to pay for costs incurred during critical illness or accidents, what we have done through this partnership is to combine bespoke policies targeted to fit the core needs of the civil servants.
“The added sweetener is that these policies are provided at an exceptionally affordable premium, ensuring no one is left behind.
Also speaking on the partnership, the President, Federal Civil Service Staff of Nigeria Cooperative Society Union, Mr Onjefu Obe, stated that, “The partnership echoes the vision and mission of FedCoop, which is to eradicate poverty and provide the required financial support for all our members.”