The First Bank of Nigeria Insurance Plc and Niger State Contributory Health Care Agency (NICARE) have approached the Management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, with positive plans aimed at improving the welfare of its students.
Speaking at separate meetings with the representatives of the Agencies, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Associate Professor Mohammed Aliyu Paiko, said the doors of the University were open to individuals and groups ready for partnership and collaboration.
He disclosed that the two proposals earlier submitted would be thoroughly deliberated upon by the Management.
Earlier, the leader of the FBN Insurance Plc, Mrs. Helen Beetseh, hinted that the insurance plan from her Agency covers three core areas, which include, death of students or sponsors, total permanent disability of students, and accident.
She said the essence of the scheme is to ensure that students do not discontinue education, either because their sponsors are dead or could no longer afford fees for them.
In the same vein, the leader of the NICARE delegation, and Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Muhammed Usman, said the mandate of the NICARE is to ensure that every resident of Niger State has access to quality healthcare system.
The scheme, which according him covers students would go a long way to ameliorate some health challenges faced by students, especially in monetary terms.
He maintained that so far, over thirty thousand residents in the State have been enrolled into the scheme, urging those who are yet to do so to avail themselves of the opportunity.
The visits featured discussions, observations, questions and answers.