One firm meets NAICOM’s requirements as 49 submit recapitalisation plans

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Chuks Udo Okonta

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has said out of the 47 insurers and two reinsurers that have submitted thier recapitalisation plans, only
One company’s submission was noted to have met the necessary requirements.

A statement by the Head,Commissioner for Insurance’ Directorate, Rasaaq ‘Salami, noted that further to the circular issued by NAICOM on May 20, 2019 increasing the paid up share capital of Insurers and reinsurers in Nigeria and, the subsequent directives to companies to submit their recapitalization plans by August 20, 2019 the Commission hereby notifies all insurance stakeholders that it received plans of 47 insurers and 2 reinsurers.

He stated that in keeping with the recapitalisation roadmap, the Commission has concluded review of the submissions and have communicated individual companies on their positions as detailed below:

* twenty six (26) companies have been granted “No Objection ” to proceed with their plans;

* the plans of 17 companies were corrected and have been advised to resubmit their new plans using paid-up capital and not shareholders fund;

* four (4) companies do not have the requisite 2018 financial statements and are thus, advised to review their plans of using IPO;

* One (1) company has litigation issues and has been advised to resolve them as soon as possible to enable its progress;

* One (1) company’s submission was noted to have met the necessary requirements,

* the review of submissions from two (2) companies is ongoing while,

* three (3) companies are yet to submit their recapitalization plans.

He said NAICOM is resolved to adhere to the recapitalisation roadmap towards achieving its desired objectives in the best interest of all stakeholders.

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