By Caleb Ayansina
ABUJA—NATIONAL Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has unveiled an insurance scheme powered by Globacom to support its members and their families nationwide.
Tagged Security Verified Identity Card, SVID, the insurance scheme, instituted by Glo in partnership with the NURTW, United Bank for Africa and Skye Bank, will provide comfort to family and relations of any NURTW member who dies or suffers permanent disability due to road accidents or any auto related mishaps.
Unveiling the scheme in Abuja, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, commended the national carrier, Globacom, for its uncommon and unprecedented initiatives in the country.
Wogu called on individuals, corporate bodies and civil society groups to support the present administration on all labour related matters for industrial harmony in the country.
Giving insight into the scheme, the Head of Glo Gateway, Mr Steve Stretch, said the immediate family of any NURTW member who died in an accident would be paid N1million to cushion the effect of the death of their breadwinner.
Similarly, he said N850, 000 would accrue to the family of any member who suffered permanent disability caused by road accident in the course of discharging his daily activities.
“Much as no one prays for accidents, we know that such can happen unannounced. When people die untimely in accidents or become incapacitated through accidents, their families suffer untold hardship, especially where such victims are the breadwinners. This is what Globacom wants to forestall with this scheme”, he said.