FEC approves N9.24bn life insurance cover for Public Servants

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved N9.24 billion for the 2022/2023 Group Life Insurance Cover for Nigeria public servants.

The council stated that the Whistle-blowing policy that was launched on December 21, 2016, by the Federal Government and facilitated through the Federal Ministry of Finance to encourage people to voluntarily disclose information about fraud, bribery, looted government funds, financial misconduct, government assets and any other form of corruption or theft to the ministry has lost momentum.

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Ahmed, who spoke on the approval of the memorandum, which she noted as presented to council by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, explained:

“The Head of Service of the Federation presented a memo to Council on Group Life Insurance Cover for the period 2022 to 2023. This is an insurance cover that is covering all government officials in all government agencies, paramilitary and intelligence agencies. Council approved the total sum of N9.24 billion for the insurance cover for 2022 to 2023.

“As you know, the insurance will take effect from the date of payment and in Nigeria, by our laws, the insurance cover is 30 percent of the annual emolument of any staff of government that is deceased and this cover is paid by the insurance company to the beneficiaries of the deceased staff.”