AzureGCS managed the inception and roll out of the S-VID (Security Verified ID) which has over 4 million users in Nigeria. The project was also partnered with Globacom Telecom and other major Insurance companies in Nigeria.
On the day of the launch,
Minister for Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, has commended Globacom for its unprecedented initiatives in the country as he unveiled in Abuja an insurance scheme powered by the company to support members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and their families nationwide.
Tagged Security Verified Identity Card (SVID), the insurance scheme instituted by Glo in partnership with the NURTW, United Bank for Africa and Skye Bank, will provide comfort to family and relations of any NURTW member who dies or suffers permanent disability due to any auto-related mishaps.
Head of Glo Gateway, Steve Stretch, who represented Globacom at the launch, said the immediate family of any NURTW member who dies in an accident will be paid the sum of One Million Naira (N1million) to cushion the effect of the death of their breadwinner while a sum of Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N850, 000) will accrue to the family of any member who suffers permanent disability caused by road accident in the course of discharging his daily activities.
“Much as no one prays for accidents, we know that such can happen unannounced. When people die untimely in accidents or become incapacitated through accidents, their families suffer untold hardship, especially where such victims are the breadwinners. This is what Globacom wants to forestall with this scheme”, he said.
Mr. Stretch added that the peculiar nature of the daily activities of NURTW members who are permanently on the road, transiting from one part of the country to another, calls for a good life insurance package that will give hope to their families, should any unforeseen tragedy happens.
“We also believe that family members of the NURTW, like any other families in other industry, must enjoy the basic things of life such as children education, feeding, clothing, etc., if the breadwinner is incapacitated, or is no more available”, he said.
In addition to this, the SVID card will serve as identity cards and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) code cards for NURTW members.
To access these benefits, Mr. Stretch disclosed that members of the union will be expected to subscribe to the Globacom network and purchase a minimum of N1,000 recharge card every month, using their bank accounts on which the SVIDs have been programmed.
He said the telecoms company decided to institute the insurance scheme in order to make members of the union discharge their responsibilities of ensuring a seamless transportation network around the country confidently with the assurance that their families will be well catered for in the event of an occupational hazard.
Stretch recognized the important roles other partners will play in the initiative and thank them for joining Globacom to improve the lives of members of the NURTW.
In his remarks, the National President of NURTW, Alhaji Najeem Usman Yasin said the welfare of his constituency propelled him and members of the union’s executive council to decide to partner with Globacom on the project. He said the SVID will also help the union to have a comprehensive database of all members of the union pan Nigeria. He thanked Glo for this support to power the insurance scheme and promised that all the members will key into it for their welfare.
Group Managing Director of Skye Bank, Mr. Timothy Oguntayo who was represented by the Regional Director for North Operations, Mr. Tope Adewuyi disclosed that the bank believes that organizational objectives could be attained through the provision of quality, timely and efficient service. “In this pursuit, it continues to conquer new frontiers in its operating environment and raising the bar of competition.”
Managing Director, Royal Exchange Assurance, Mr. Richard Borokinni, affirmed that claims arising from the scheme will be paid promptly once accidents involving NURTW members are properly documented and referred to the insurance company.
Deputy Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Adeyemi Omidiji who attended the event said Globacom’s SVID initiative is a major boost to the operations of the corps which is at the forefront of ensuring the sanctity and protection of lives on Nigerian roads.
Security Verified ID (NURTW)