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

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