The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers has condoled with the victims of the deadly attack on passengers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation Train at Kaduna.
In a condolence letter to the Honourable minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, the President of the Council, Mr. Rotimi Edu, mni, (pictured), stated that the council thoughts are victims families at this moment of grief urging the government and security forces to do more to secure lives, critical infrastructure and property.
President Edu described the attack on the Kaduna bound train with over 900 passengers as unwarranted and hand work of cowards and urged the federal government to ensure that the perpetrators of the dastardly act were fished out and made to face the wrath of law to serve as deterrent to others.
He said that the increasing cases of attack and insecurity in Nigeria constituted a huge challenge to government, foreign investors and other stakeholders and urged all the service chiefs to ensure a better synergy to adequately secure lives and properties of Nigerians.
Edu said such attacks on transportation infrastructure was a threat to efforts at massive infrastructural development, which could reverse gains already made and plunge the nation back into the era of abandoned infrastructure.
While commending the Kaduna State Government’s directive to bear the cost of treatment of the victims, Mr. Edu seized the opportunity to underscore the need for insurance.
He specifically highlighted the crucial roles of insurance brokers as professional intermediaries in the insurance value chain who have the duty to advise clients about what to insure, how to insure and how to get claims paid in the event of losses.