By Favour Nnabugwu
The National Insurance Commission, NAICOM, has launched out to Katsina State on Takaful insurance and the mandatory policies for patronage
Commissioner for Insurance, Mr. Olorundare Sunday Thomas told the Governor on Friday that they were in Katsina to partner with the state government on the Takaful insurance for the people in the state to reap it’s benefits.
Thomas who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Naicom said the desire of the commission is to spread it’s dragnet to the state for the farmers and other small and medium scale businesses to take up insurance.
According to him, ““We are committed to the sensitization and enlightenment programme on the numerous benefits of the scheme to enable the poor citizens reap it’s benefits”.
Welcoming the Naicom team to the State, Governor Aminu Bello Masari said he commission has much work to do the enlightenment of the people on the benefits of the scheme.
Masari said the informal sector been the drivers of the economy must be properly sensitized to achieve the commission’s goals in the state-
He further noted that the Takaful, the Islamic form of Insurance to gain ground, the religious leaders and other security agencies must be involved to ensure that the people understand the scheme to enable them reap it’s benefits and succeed.
“If you embark on the sensitization and enlightenment exercise through the religious leaders and others, the programme will receive acceptance amongst the people”.
He however said owing to the benefits of the programme, government would make provision in its annual budget estimates to cater for ensuring that it’s vehicles, buildings and others are insured.
“Involve the Internal Revenue Board, the Police, Road Safety, the Civil Defense, amongst other to make sure that the programme succeed in the state”, he advised.