Underwriters pull N418.8b from motor business in 10yrs

The insurance enterprise statistic has discovered that underwriting corporations within the country generated a complete sum of N418.76 billion from motor policy enterprise in 10 years.



The Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) information shows that operators generated the fund among 2010 and 2019. According to the NIA breakdown, underwriters published N42.04 billion from motor enterprise in 2010, N44.Sixty five billion in 2011, N44.Eighty one billion in 2012 and N39.Eighty five billion in 2013.


They also raised N42.91 billion in 2014, N39.Eighty four billion in 2015, N40.39 billion in 2016, N39.29 billion in 2017, N40.07 billion in 2018 and N44.91 billion in 2019.

Over the 12 months’s operators and involved stakeholders worked to make sure all automobiles are well insured to enhance top rate generation.

The authorities made it obligatory for all motors to have at the least 0.33-birthday party motor coverage certificate.

Yet, the variety of vehicles with fake certificates has persisted to leap as it is stated to have lately hit nine.04 million.


According to the NIA, most effective 2.72 million cars on Nigerian roads have legitimate coverage covers as of February.

Data by means of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) estimated Nigeria’s vehicle populace at 11.Seventy six million.

The NIA had in February 2016 stated that approximately 4.3 million cars were registered on its database.

The Insurance Act 2003 mandates all motorists to have a minimum of the third-party motor insurance coverage in region.


According to the Act, “no man or woman shall use or motive or permit every other individual to apply a motor automobile on a road until a liability which he might also thereby incur in admire of damage to the assets of 1/3 events is insured with an insurer registered beneath this Act.”


Determined to raise motor insurance top rate, the NIA in October 2019, introduced a campaign tagged, ‘wetin you bring?’. It was intended to train motorists on the want to comfortable their motors with proper insurance policies.


Speaking at the improvement, the Director-General, NIA, Yetunde Ilori stated that the affiliation desires to make every Nigerian very own the campaign slogan.

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