THE PROSPECTS OF MICRO-INSURANCE IN THE RURAL AREAS OF NIGERIA

  • Aliero Haruna Mohammed Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • Shuaibu Mukhtar Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria

Abstract

This study investigates the prospects of micro-insurance in the rural areas of Nigeria, while Kebbi State was
used as case study. The data used in this study is cross sectional and was collected from a sample of 190
respondents, who were contacted through a structured questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using
logit regression model and the study revealed that income level, educational attainment and property ownership
as well as availability of infrastructural facilities in the rural areas, the prospects of Micro-Insurance in the rural
areas of Nigeria. The study recommended that income level of the rural dwellers should be taken into
consideration while setting premium, efforts to provide, at least basic education in the areas, should be
intensified it is also suggested that serious mobilization and sensitization should precede the introduction of
Micro-Insurance. Micro-insurance in rural areas should place more emphasis on farming, being the major
occupation in the rural areas. As such we recommended for Agricultural Micro-insurance in rural Nigeria, at
least at start.

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Published
2012-02-16
How to Cite
Mohammed, A. H., & Mukhtar, S. (2012). THE PROSPECTS OF MICRO-INSURANCE IN THE RURAL AREAS OF NIGERIA. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 8(3). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2012.v8n3p%p