7% of vehicles on Nigeria’s roads uninsured – NIA

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The Nigerian Insurers Association , NIA, has said that only about three million vehicles out of 13 million on Nigerian roads are insured, indicating that about 77 percent

are uninsured. NIA also lamented that the sector can generate over N50 billion premium income annually if all vehicles have genuine insurance.

Accordingly, the NIA said that it is collaborating with Lagos, Kaduna, Niger, Kogi and Ogun states governments on enforcement of motor insurance through their

licensing offices. Chairman of NIA, Mr. Ganiyu Musa, said the industry is embittered about what it is losing to insurance racketeers and non-insurance of vehicles.

According to him, discussions are ongoing with the states to ensure that motorists get genuine insurance cover at the point of renewing their vehicle particulars at

licensing offices, even as plans to extend to other states is in the offing.

Musa said: “We are also working closely with the state vehicle inspection service on enforcement of Third Party .

Musa, who is also the Group Managing Director/CEO of Cornerstone Insurance Plc, disclosed that the Association is also partnering the Federal Roads Safety Corps

(FRSC) and the police to give them access to the Nigerian Insurance Industry Portal (NIIP), such that when a vehicle is apprehended, they can ascertain if such

vehicle carries fake or genuine insurance certificate.