Linus Aleke, Abuja:
As part of its business strategy and effort to assist and encourage the activities of National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (NATOMORAS), the Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Benefits Limited, Mr. Darlington Anyanwu has promised to provide 200 tricycles to the association annually.
Anyanwu who made this promise at a one day training and signing of agreement between Road Integrated Benefits Scheme, (RIBS) and NATOMORAS also described the association as a critical and strategic power block in the country.
His words, “We have gathered here today to train the executives of NATOMORAS from 21 states who had been invited by the national leadership of the association, on the operational modalities of Road Integrated Benefits Scheme, (RIBS). In order for them to have first hand information of the technicalities of the scheme; the benefits and all other things they needed to know about the product before putting pen to paper.
“This scheme is more or less a social benefit scheme that has living benefits imbedded in it. The implication of that is that, you don’t need to be involved in an accident, get old or retire from active service before you can enjoy the benefits. You can actually access the benefit at every stage of your working life, unlike the insurance products and services we have in the country that offers benefits at retirement, such as pension scheme.”
The Chief Executive Officer also seized the opportunity to enumerate the benefits of RIBS to include; vehicle trade-in benefit, hospital bill benefit, loyalty benefit, road accident benefit, property ownership benefit, educational support benefit, business support benefit, and organizational support benefits. Even as he noted that for a subscriber to enjoy any of the benefits, aside from road accident benefit, the subscriber must have to be an active subscriber for at least two years period.
He further said that the validity of subscription is dependent on the amount subscribed by the subscriber, explaining that two hundred naira subscription valid for only one week, one thousand naira for one month, six thousand naira valid for six months while twelve thousand naira is annual subscription.
In his welcome address at the occasion, the National President of NATOMORAS, Alh. Mohammed Sani Hassan said that the partnership will help to take care of the health need of their members in case of accidents.
According to him, “We are here today for one day training in partnership with Integrated Benefit Scheme which is aimed at catering for the welfare of our members. For instance, if any of our members is involved in an accident within the validity period of his subscription, the said member will be treated free, if the medical bill is not more than one million naira, by the company. We have selected 21 states as the pilot scheme and they are all here except Imo and Abia.
“The executives of the aforesaid states are here to make their inputs, and ask questions in areas they may need more clarification from the company before we sign the agreement. We are convinced that the scheme will work because the management of the company had assured us that every participant must benefit from the scheme.”
On his part, the FCT Chairman of NATOMORAS, Alh. Musa Ibrahim expressed confidence in the partnership, while also commending the National President for coming up with such laudable initiative.