How much is genuine motor third party insurance?

by Modestus Anaesoronye

March 21, 2018 | 12:25 am
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Motor Third Party Insurance for private vehicles is N5, 000.000 and anything less than N5, 000 is fake…so, don’t buy.

The benefit of having a third party insurance policy is huge because it protects against third party damage. This means that in the event of an accident occurring, the policy holder has a third party property damage limit up to N1 million and no limit to life in the case of death or permanent disability.

How do you verify your motor insurance cover

Except you want to be deceived or you want some people to feed fat on your ignorance, you have got no reason to pay for fake documents in the name of motor third party insurance.

Now, if your policy document is not captured in the Nigerian Insurance Industry Data base (NIID), then that policy document you have as motor third party insurance certificate is fake and worth nothing.

You can actually verify it yourself, right from any where you are. This has not only brought a check to fake documents, it has now empowered you to make claims on all third party liabilities.

How do you verify the document? Simply apply this code into your GSM handset, and in seconds, the status of your insurance is displayed on your screen. (SMS: policy number*plate number to 33125).This is compliant with all networks.   

If the resultant message says, “not available on NIID date base, then know that what you are parading as insurance is fake. But if it’s there, it tells you immediately the name in which your vehicle is registered; the make and model of the vehicle; the colour of the vehicle; name of the insurance company and date of expiration of the policy.

“Verifying the authenticity of your vehicle insurance policy on the NIID gives you peace of mind and assurance that your claim will be paid”, Sunday Thomas, director general, Nigerian Insurers Association stated.

Official statistics shows that over 85 percent of insurance documents held by motorists in Nigeria are fake, having been obtained from touts at licensing offices.

Genuine insurance Cover is obtainable from only the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) registered and licensed insurance companies spread all over the country.

“If you do not buy from any of the 42 general business insurance companies registered and licensed by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), it is possible that you buy a fake document in the name of insurance. So, vehicle licensing offices are not insurance companies’ office and touts are there with fake documents to sell to you and this denies you the right to make claims when there is liability, said an insurance expert.

Take your time to walk into any of the insurance companies’ offices and get your genuine motor third party insurance, and get you compensation for third party damages in the event of accident.        

Modestus  Anaesoronye

by Modestus Anaesoronye

March 21, 2018 | 12:25 am
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