As the pandemic has been ravaging the entire world with Nigeria inclusive, health workers have been working round the clock to fight the virus and save people.
The Federal Government has approved a comprehensive life insurance package for all the health workers.
This was made known during a daily press briefing by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
He said this is one of the initiatives to boost the morale of the health workers and encourage them to do more.
“I am pleased to inform you that in addition to what the Federal Government is doing, the insurance industry has responded massively to the call for support.
“The Presidential Task Force has received a life insurance cover to all frontline workers on COVID-19 for a maximum of 5,000 health workers who are employed to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said in his opening remarks at the briefing.
The task force chairman added, “The premium, in the sum of N112,500,000 for cover, has been fully paid by the Nigeria Insurance Industry, in line with the principle of no premium, no cover.”
Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), also thanked the insurance industry for the contribution and called on other sectors of the economy to rise to support the effort to fight COVID-19.
He further stated, “Today, the welfare of our frontline heroes, the health workers have come to the front burner.
“I am pleased to inform you that the Federal Ministry of Health, in conjunction with the MDAs and the professional bodies of the health sector, have decided and successfully signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to give various allowances and other incentives to the health workers.