CIIN con­fers fel­low­ship on Ogun­shola, two oth­ers

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The Chair­man, Con­ti­nen­tal Rein­sur­ance Plc and a for­mer Chair­man, Punch Nige­ria Lim­ited, Chief Aji­bola Ogun­shola, has been awarded the fel­low­ship of the Char­tered In­sur­ance In­sti­tute of Nige­ria.

Ogun­shola was hon­oured dur­ing the 2018 grad­u­a­tion and fel­low­ship awards cer­e­mony of the CIIN in La­gos on Thurs­day, which was well at­tended by stake­hold­ers in the in­sur­ance in­dus­try.

Two other in­sur­ers, the Gen­eral Man­ager (Life), LASACO As­sur­ance Plc, Mr Oladimeji Olona, and a Non-ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Wheel In­sur­ance Lim­ited (Guernsey United King­dom), Mrs Izilen Oko­sun, were also given the fel­low­ship awards, while 138 oth­ers got as­so­ciate awards.

The Pres­i­dent, CIIN, Mr Ed­die Efekoha, said, “To­day is a spe­cial day for us in the in­sur­ance in­dus­try; a spe­cial one be­cause we will not only at this event be award­ing three fel­lows; two by ex­am­i­na­tion and grad­u­a­tion, but also one by way of con­tri­bu­tion to our in­dus­try.

“I want to spe­cially con­grat­u­late our el­der in the in­dus­try, who is well known as the doyen of ac­tu­ar­ial busi­ness in the in­sur­ance in­dus­try in Nige­ria and in Africa, Chief Aji­bola Ogun­shola.”

Efekoha urged the awardees to show greater com­mit­ment to the in­sti­tute in the prop­a­ga­tion of in­sur­ance and all its of­fer­ings.

“As a body tasked with pro­vid­ing the hu­man cap­i­tal needs of the Nige­rian in­sur­ance in­dus­try, the in­sti­tute is ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing the ideals of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and will con­tinue to ex­er­cise its statu­tory re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as pro­vided in Act NO. 22 of 1993 of the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Nige­ria,” he stated.

The guest speaker, Mr Tope Smart, while speak­ing on the theme, ‘In­sur­ance in­dus­try and pro­fes­sional in­tegrity,’ said pro­fes­sion­al­ism was im­por­tant in boost­ing con­sumer con­fi­dence and that cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion was cen­tral to suc­cess­ful busi­ness.

Smart, who is also the chair­man of the Nige­rian In­sur­ers As­so­ci­a­tion, said, “To be a true pro­fes­sional, you must make ex­per­tise your tool; do more than ex­pected be­cause pro­fes­sion­al­ism ex­ceeds ex­pec­ta­tion; do what you say and fol­low ex­cep­tional guid­ing prin­ci­ples.”

Dur­ing the event, the best stu­dents in some se­lected ex­am­i­na­tion cat­e­gories were awarded prizes.

Ogun­shola gave the ap­pre­ci­a­tion speech on be­half of the other fel­lows.

he said, “On be­half of the three of us that were awarded fel­low­ship to­day, I thank the pres­i­dent and the board of trustees of the in­sti­tute for tak­ing the de­ci­sion to give us this award. When you are hon­oured by your col­leagues, the first thing that oc­curs to you is to re­mem­ber all those you have stud­ied and worked with.

“We ded­i­cate these awards to all those whom we have come across in the prac­tice of in­sur­ance. For the stu­dents who are grad­u­at­ing to­day, I wish you well. You have started a spe­cial jour­ney to­day, and at least one of you, pos­si­bly two or three, will be­come pres­i­dents of the in­sti­tute one day. So all of you should try and achieve that.”

•L-R: Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, La­gos Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try, Mr Muda Yusuf; Deputy Pres­i­dent, LCCI, Mr Knut Ulv­moen; Pres­i­dent, Mr Ba­batunde Ruwase; and Deputy Pres­i­dent, Mrs Toki Mabo­gunje, dur­ing the 130th An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing of LCCI in La­gos... on Thurs­day. Photo: Goke Fa­madewa

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