The Nigerian Government has offered a total of 5,000 health workers free health insurance cover.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha said the Life Insurance cover is to the frontline workers, who are fighting the deadly virus.
According to the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, the premium in the sum of N112,500,000 for the cover has been fully paid by the Nigerian Insurance Industry in line with the principle of No Premium, No Cover.
He made the disclosure in Abuja at the 19th joint national briefing of the committee on Friday.
“The premium in the sum of N112.5m for the cover has been fully paid by the Nigerian Insurance Industry in line with the principle of No Premium, No Cover,” he said.
“The PTF wishes to thank the Insurance Industry immensely and calls on other sectors of the economy to rise up to support the efforts to fight COVID-19.
“I also call on our frontline health workers to double their efforts just as we assure them of our determination to protect them.”