A leading insurance publication outfit, Insurance Publication Limited has made public its intention to join forces with Nigeria’s umbrella body of journalists covering the maritime industry, the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) towards deepening insurance awareness in the country.

It stated that the move is aimed at forming a synergy that will make a difference in the nation’s Marine and Blue Economy Ministry in the months ahead.

Giving reasons why the firm took the decision in a recent meeting with the members of MARAN at its new secretariat at Marine Road, Apapa, Lagos, the Lead Editor, Insurance Publication Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Uguandu noted the years of strong and robust reportage recorded by MARAN.

According to him, the nation’s maritime industry is import dependent, ocean driven with so many risks which could arise from the point of embarkation through to the point of destination of cargoes hence the need for insurance policies awareness if the needed growth must be achieved in the industry.

He explained that the firm reposed confidence in MARAN as a powerful medium which can create awareness of insurance via its numerous reports which can in turn harness the maritime industry for immense growth and tremendous job opportunities for the teeming young Nigerians.

Uguandu stressed the need to sensitize more and more people in businesses on what they can do to ensure that the economy, as relates to the marine and blue economy, sustains a great number of the population and create more jobs.

He tasked the heads of agencies and organisations to always have an identity of accident victims, probe into knowing those involved in such accidents so as to take it up towards ascertaining whether there was insurance cover for the victims, who insured them, locally or internationally.

According to Uguandu, this would always establish those responsible for insurance claims and the insurance company to pay for the losses.Maritime Bits checks revealed that not a few stakeholders in the maritime industry and beyond have opined that the collaboration between the firm and MARAN would really go a long way in creating the desired impacts in critical sectors of the economy, especially insurance, marine and blue economy, as well as oil and gas.


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