Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Lagos Health Insurance Scheme begins 2017 – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday said the much awaited Health Insurance Scheme of the State would commence in early 2017, expressing readiness to partner with key players in the sector to use insurance to grow the Gross Domestic Product of Lagos.
Speaking at the commissioning of the new WAPIC Insurance Corporate Head Office, located on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, the Governor said there was no question about the strategic importance of insurance to any economy, saying that his administration was open to policies and initiatives that would make the sector to thrive in the State.
“The insurance business is here to stay and I want to also say that I give our government’s commitment to allow this sector to grow. I will like to partner and also learn how we can grow the GDP of Lagos through your industry. On our part, we know very clearly that early next year, we are going to start our Health Insurance Scheme and I just think that the drivers are the majority of the people who are seated here and it is important that we partner together and also learn together,” Governor Ambode said.
While challenging the key drivers of the insurance sector to come up with draft bill that would accelerate insurance business in Lagos, Governor Ambode said he was open to initiatives that would make the sector grow and contribute positively to the growth of the State.




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