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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Lagos plans to introduce compulsory insurance of all buildings in the state

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, through the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Hakeem Dickson has hinted on plans to introduce compulsory insurance scheme for all buildings in the state. Hakeem Dickson gave the hint on Monday at a media briefing on the activities of the commission saying it was part of preparations towards the commencement of the policy implementation, the state government, in synergy with consortium of insurance companies and National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), was already working out ways of enforcing the policy.

According to him, the measure is in line with the Lagos State Government Safety Law 2003, saying the law would be applicable to both owners of completed and uncompleted buildings in the state.

Penalties for defaulters, according to him, attracts N100, 000, fine or one year imprisonment, or both on conviction. Dickson stated that the aim of the insurance policy was all about safety of lives and property in the state, adding that the grassroots was not left out in the drive to bring safety to all nooks and crannies of the state

14 comments:

obiora said...

Ambode should slow down a bit!

Anonymous said...

Insurance na by force. Has this man heard of self insurance? If I invest in quality building materials to build a house that I am sure of why bother to insure a private home I am sure has little or no risk?

Puddy Alpheaus said...

Lagos state government want to make all the money in the world. I hope soon they won't introduce a daily tax of 'sleeping tax', to be paid before going to bed.
To be candid, Ambode is performing very well. But the kind of money the state is making, does not correspond to the level of development in the state. Lagos can be the most beautiful city in the world, but I know that corruption, deceits, and indiscipline of the citizens won't allow that

Anonymous said...

This guys don't know the suffering of Nigerians because even their boxers and singlet is paid for by government during and after their tenor in office. Most of the houses that they want to force people to insure are peoples pension. You want to further impoverish them by sharing their income with insurance companies.

Chop Chop said...

Support.

Anonymous said...

If I hear..safety of lives and building..for this our naija..if this insurance is enforced then this 1 hell for Lagos state government to make big time money.only 30% of buildings will benefit from this yearly..imagine 100k for every single building in Lagos..including shops..that's alot of money..the question now is how will the government use the plenty proceeds from this building insurance business to benefit Lagos?

Diya Dayo said...
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Diya Dayo said...

I don't like when this people will be looking for ways to generate fund and they will be pretending as if they love citizen,
imagine Dikson says that the aim of the policy is to ensure the safety of the citizen
My Point is of they love the citizen truely ad they claim why can't they insure the houses freely instead of forcing people to pay.

dee boi said...

Tenants don enter gbese of increment be dat ooooooo... dee

Anonymous said...

E be like say una day craze oooo for this recession. Way tenants sef never see money to pay ogalandlord. Why didn't compulsry water into every house in Lagos. Naa only money money we go day hear. I beg make una think wel oo not even in this situation. Unless una go carry dead body ooooo

Uv David said...

another way to steal from and impoverish d masses. thieves. 2019 loading.

Sundayosiewu adetayo said...

this people that we are seeing they are not helping the poor people because thy know that the problem can't touch them why because thy know how to sult out there self so thy are all craze people why will you enforced something on people that vote for you i belive that GOD is the only one that can insure every body boot the property that you people are taking about pls that is not awa problem

Anonymous said...

Watch this thieves wants to introduce insurance and they will own the insurance companies.... Nigeria politicians have mercy on the people.... With the money you have Nigeria Should not be in that condition.... Habaaaaa... Ambode and him godfathers dey mad nii?

Anonymous said...

This man is not intelligent, Tasking and creating tax without any provision of social amenities. I swear.... If Nigeria don't get up and fight, you will be enslaved again by your own kind. Your mumu never do

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