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Environmental Health Officers Bill Passed

  • Commercial Agricultural Credit Scheme also registrars bill
  • backs compulsory Insurance Implementation

A bill for all act to amend the Environmental Health officers (Registration) act 2002 and other matters related and the Commercial Agricultural credit scheme (establishment) bill 2016 have been passed today by the senate.

The senate resolved into the committee of the whole and passed both Bills.

The former spells out what standard knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become members of the profession of Environmental Health; conducting examinations in the profession and awarding certificates or diplomas to successful candidates as appropriate and for such purpose; carry out research and publish general scientific and other data resulting from the performance of its functions among other functions while the latter spells out a fast track development of the agricultural sector of the Nigerian economy by providing credit facilities to Commercial agricultural enterprises at a single digit interest rate and to enhance National food Security by increasing food supply and effecting lower agricultural produce and product prices, thereby promoting low food price inflation and generation of employment, diversification of the revenue base and increase of Foreign exchange earnings with provision of input for the industrial sector on a sustainable basis.

Finally, the senate urged the National Assembly to pay more attention to the insurance sector through appropriate legislation and deliberate actions to raise the status of insurance in Nigeria; to be at par with other sectors such as Banking and Capital Market.

This resolution was in response to the need to implement a compulsory Insurance in Nigeria as provided in the “Insurance Act” and Regulation, 2003”, worried that the country is grossly under-insured and basically, her citizens do not take advantage of services rendered by the insurance sector due to the existence of mushrooming unregistered insurance institutions within the system compounded by ignorance and gross knowledge gap occasioned by mistrust, apathy and fear.

The Nigerian senate mandated NAICOM to properly orientate the public on the insurance policies as stipulated in the Act through sustained enlightenment in the media.

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