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New partnership to empower auto crash victims

27 March 2015, 08:45 Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) have agree a collaboration that is set to assist victims of road traffic crashes who suffer injuries and deaths without compensation from their insurance companies

The agreement was part of the resolutions reached by the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, and the Commissioner for Insurance, Fola Daniel, during an advocacy visit to the NAICOM Headquarters by the Corps Marshal.

Oyeyemi expressed dismay at the level of quackery existing in insurance industry and attributed to the prevalence of fake insurance certificates. According to him, with fake insurance policy, it becomes impossible for victims of road traffic crashes to enjoy the required insurance reliefs whenever they are involved in a road crash.

He added that even when a vehicle was insured, the victims always found it difficult to access the benefits.

“These unfortunate situations pose great challenge to the ongoing road safety campaigns and need for prompt and efficient response to crash victims by the FRSC,” he said.

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Oyeyemi solicited the collaboration of NAICOM to eliminate quackery, restore orderliness and professionalism, especially in the issuance of motor insurance certificates to vehicle owners in the interest of innocent passengers.

“We are disturbed by the facts that among drivers are those with genuine insurance papers; those that don’t have any type of insurance certificates as well as those with fake certificates and those that have genuine papers but would not come to the aid of victims of road crashes whenever they are involved in a road crash,” he added.

Daniel stressed the importance of road safety in insurance business.

He commended the FRSC for its diligence and commitment to road safety campaigns and gave assurances NAICOM would support the efforts of the Corps for the attainment of safer road environment in the country.

“The National Insurance Commission is committed to supporting whatever measures that can bring safety to the roads, adding that insurance business thrives better in a safer road environment where cases of road traffic crashes are minimal,” said Daniel.

- CAJ News


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