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Buhari’s government issues new insurance rates for vehicles in Nigeria

The Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari through the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has increased the premium rate for motor insurances in Nigeria effective 1st January 2023.

This is according to a circular released and signed by Leo Akah, the NAICOM head of policy and regulation, on Friday, December 23, 2022.

In the new directive, private vehicles that were paying N5,000 premium for N1 million Third Party Property Damage (TPPD) limit, are now to pay N15,000 premium for N3 million, while owner good vehicles are to pay N20 million premium for N5 million, and staff busses are to pay N20,000 premium for N3 million.

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The circular reads, “pursuant to the exercise of its function of approving rates of insurance premium under section 7 of NAICOM Act 1997 and other extant laws, the commission hereby issue this circular on the new Motor Insurance Premium rates effective from 1st January 2023.”

For commercial trucks and general cartage, they are to pay N100,000 premium for N5 million TPPD limit; tricycles N5,000 for N2 million TPPD limit, and motor cycles N3,000 for N1 million TPPD limit.

While for comprehensive motor insurance policy, premium rate shall not been less than five percent of the sum insured after all rebates and discount.

The Commission noted that failure to comply with this circular shall attract appropriate regulatory sanctions.

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