Stories by ROSEMARY ONUOHA
The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, NCRIB, has charged government at all levels to find lasting solution to incidents of avoidable accidents on major roads in the country.
President of NCRIB, Mr. Ayodapo Shoderu who gave the charge in Lagos lamented the death of eight students of Olabisi Onabanjo University and four post-UTME candidates of the institution in a ghastly accident recently.
Shoderu said, “Our nation was again plunged into deep mourning as we lost eight students of Olabisi Onabanjo University and four post-UTME candidates of the institution in a ghastly accident at Ilishan Junction along Sagamu/Benin Expressway.
It was terrible and shocking; death has again depleted some of our future leaders. We commiserate with the bereaved families and we can only pray that God will grant the families the repose to bear the irreparable loss.
“You will recall that a couple of months ago, the incident of tanker driver accidents was almost affecting the nation’s economy as goods and property worth billions of naira went down in inferno. The unfortunate part of these incidents was most of the affected properties and lives involved were not adequately insured.
“Although, insurance may not prevent death, the trauma of dependants after the loss of breadwinners, could be avoided if insurance has been given its rightful place,” Shoderu stated.
The NCRIB President therefore appealed to government to inculcate the culture of insurance in every citizen as tool to manage risk. “Government should also partner insurance industry to enforce all the compulsory insurances. Like I always say, everything worth having, is worth insuring,” Shoderu said.