President Bola Tinubu has approved the payment of renewal fees for the Group Life Assurance for federal government workers.

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, made this disclosure on Wednesday at the end of the first 2024 meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held in Abuja.

According to him, this was sequel to a memo brought by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan to the council.

He said the President approved about N9.6billion for 12 local insurance firms to cover the federal workers in case of unforeseen eventualities in the course of their duties.

“There are about 12 insurance companies involved. It’s a normal annual cover that insurance companies give workers. So, in the event of death or severe injury, they can resort to and so that their families would not have to suffer,’’ he said.

Idris said that the approval was part of the administration’s determination to accord all its workers the needed reward that would improve efficiency, productivity and service delivery to Nigerians.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Education, Yusuf Sununu, stated that the January date for the commencement of the students loan was still in place, stressing that a website had already been working for interested student with requisite criteria.

He noted that government had made funding provision for it in the 2024 budget.

According to him, the council approved the setting up of foreign institution campuses in the country to increase enrollment of Nigerians and encourage research among higher institutes worldwide.

FEC approves workers’ life assurance

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