The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has called on desk officers in Ministries, extra-ministerial Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure strict implementation of the group life assurance policy and prompt payment of death benefits to beneficiaries of deceased federal civil servants.
In a statement signed by the director of communications for the Head of Service, Mohammed Ahmed, the Head of Service made the call at a meeting facilitated by the Insurance Administration Department in the OHCSF and insurance desk officers in various MDAs as well as para-military formations in Abuja.
Yemi-Esan who was represented by the director overseeing the office of the permanent secretary, service welfare in the OHCSF, Dr. Kemi Adeosun, the Head of Service appealed to the officers to embrace the culture of continuous improvement for expeditious payment of claims by government accredited insurance brokers.
She also said quick processing of necessary documentation of deceased personnel would help in facilitating adequate budgetary provisions, stressing that the OHCSF would no longer tolerate lateness or delay in processing of benefits accrued to civil servants who died, while in active service.
Earlier, the director of Insurance Administration in the OHCSF, Mr. Abubakar Maijama noted that the Pension Reform Act of 2014, section four sub-session five makes it mandatory for all employers of labour to provide life insurance cover for their employees.