An insurance agenda for Buhari’s new government

At least on two occasions since the Independent National Electoral Commission declared him winner of the last presidential elections, President Muhammadu Buhari, has said the economy will be one of his focal points during his second term. It is good to hear that, but any attempt to improve the economy must include deliberate efforts at […]

NCRIB inaugural breakfast seminar

Many people like hoarding knowledge and information. They do not realise that they are doing more harm than good to themselves. People who share knowledge naturally want to acquire more so that they can have more knowledge to share. In the process, they grow in knowledge, confidence and stature because knowledge is power. On the […]

Motor (Third Party) insurance conundrum

 I read a report recently where the writer was accusing the insurance industry of unwholesome practices in respect of motor (Third Party) insurance. He said insurance practitioners do not educate the insuring public of the benefits of motor (Third Party) insurance. He said all we do is collect premium and keep quiet on the benefits. […]

Professional indemnity insurance

I read about a family crying foul over the death of their teenage son last week. He was hit by a vehicle in Abuja while crossing the road. He was taken to the National Hospital where he died after four days. Now the family is blaming the hospital for negligence. They have decided to broadcast […]

Belief systems inhibiting insurance penetration

Insurance penetration in Nigeria currently stands at 0.3 per cent. In other words, assuming we are 200 million people, only six million have any form of insurance and most of them are holders of the mandatory Motor (Third Party) Insurance. This puts Nigeria at about 34th position in Africa and 11th in West Africa! Even […]

Loss Adjusters: “Wicked pros” of the insurance industry

Unlike underwriters and insurance brokers, who are ubiquitous, the insuring public never gets to meet loss adjusters. Some policy holders do not even know they exist. That is until they suffer a big or complex loss. Usually, insurance companies do not engage the services of loss adjusters in small or straight forward claims. They surface […]

Group life insurance: For companies, clubs, associations

As the name implies, Group Life Insurance is a life insurance cover for a group of people, usually with a common denominator: employees of a company, members of a club or association, traders in a location, etc. In the past, group life insurance was taken mainly by companies for their employees. The company is the […]

Occupiers’ liability insurance for owners, occupiers of public buildings

Two weeks ago, we treated Builders Liability Insurance. Like Builders Liability Insurance, Occupiers Liability Insurance is one of the six compulsory insurances, albeit lesser known than Motor (Third Party) Insurance. Like Builders Liability Insurance also, Occupiers Liability Insurance deals with buildings. But while the former deals with third party liabilities arising from buildings under construction, […]

Echoes from LAC AGM and investiture of new leadership

The Lagos Area Committee (LAC) of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) had a change of leadership last Thursday when Mrs Bukola Ifemade, erstwhile vice chairman, became the ninth chairman of the LAC. She is also the third female member to assume that position. Her investiture was preceded by the 2018 annual general […]

Builders liability insurance

Records from the Federal Ministry Power, Works and Housing show that 54 buildings collapsed in Nigeria between 2012 and 2016. I am sure these are the major ones they could track. With our notoriety for poor record keeping and data management, you can be sure that the number is much higher than this. But even […]