New ECOWAS Brown Card to be operational on Jan 1, 2015

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New ECOWAS Brown CardLAGOS – The Nigerian Insurers (NIA) on said the implementation the new Brown Card for Community West African States () would take off on Jan. 1, 2015.

The NIA Director-General, Mr Olorundare Thomas, told the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos the aim was to eradicate fake cards.

The card is a creation of the protocol to facilitate transportation within the West Africa sub-region.

helps in claim payments by insurance companies to motorists involved in accidents.

“The sub-regional Secretariat in Lome, Togo, had standardised the operations of the scheme with the design of a new consensual card.[eap_ad_2]

“ The secretariat is also designing an online claim management software will reduce the for claims processing,’’ Thomas said.

The director-general said the need to the protocol in line with current realities was among the challenges confronting the card scheme.

He said that the Nigerian National Bureau had continued to face challenges of delay in of cross border claims management.

Thomas said that challenges faced by the bureau, included issues with the police formation of some countries to get motorists released on .

According to him, this happens when accidents involves accidents with loss of . (NAN)[eap_ad_3]