In­sur­ers to seek more rel­e­vance in na­tional econ­omy

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The Char­tered In­sur­ance In­sti­tute of Nige­ria has said it will col­lab­o­rate with other stake­hold­ers in the sec­tor to en­sure more rel­e­vance in the na­tional econ­omy in 2019.

In a state­ment, the Pres­i­dent, CIIN, Mr ed­die efekoha, said this while de­liv­er­ing his New Year mes­sage to mem­bers.

he said, “As you will re­call, the theme of my pres­i­dency is fo­cused on ‘ad­vanc­ing in­sur­ance ed­u­ca­tion and pro­fes­sion­al­ism’. We have joined hands with all the stake­hold­ers in the in­sur­ance in­dus­try to ex­plore all av­enues to re­po­si­tion our in­dus­try for greater rel­e­vance in the na­tion’s econ­omy by ad­vo­cat­ing for eth­i­cal prac­tice and con­stant pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment.

“This is con­sis­tent with our mis­sion to pro­vide world-class manpower with the high­est stan­dard of pro­fes­sional and eth­i­cal train­ing for op­er­at­ing ef­fec­tively and ef­fi­ciently in the Nige­rian and in­ter­na­tional busi­ness en­vi­ron­ment.”

While stat­ing that the in­sti­tute would be 60 years in 2019, he noted that it was a year of re­flec­tion on the in­sti­tute’s jour­ney through the years and its evo­lu­tion as the pre­mier pro­fes­sional body in Nige­ria.

“As a body, we are com­mit­ted to the growth of the in­sur­ance in­dus­try and will not re­lent in our con­tri­bu­tion to pro­mot­ing the in­sur­ance in­dus­try agenda,” he said.

efekoha said that 2019 would likely throw up a lot of in­ter­est­ing chal­lenges as it was an elec­tion year.

Nev­er­the­less, he added, there would still be a lot of risk el­e­ments for in­sur­ance out­fits to take ad­van­tage of.

he stated, “My advice to you, our es­teemed mem­bers, is to seize the ini­tia­tive and ex­plore as well as ex­ploit all ar­eas of busi­ness gen­er­a­tion that the year will present in var­i­ous forms. Cre­ativ­ity must come to the fore in of­fer­ing prod­ucts and ser­vices to your tar­get au­di­ence. Most im­por­tantly, we must em­brace pro­fes­sion­al­ism and best prac­tices and also up­hold the in­sti­tute’s ethics and val­ues in the course of our deal­ings in 2019.

“It is my hope that as stake­hold­ers, we will con­tinue to lift the in­sti­tute higher by ac­tively par­tic­i­pat­ing to make the in­sti­tute’s pro­grammes and ac­tiv­i­ties in 2019 more suc­cess­ful than the pre­vi­ous year.” busi­ness

The pres­i­dent thanked the mem­bers for their con­tri­bu­tions and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the in­sti­tute’s pro­grammes dur­ing the past year with spe­cial ref­er­ence to the pro­fes­sion­als’ fo­rum, ed­u­ca­tion sem­i­nar, the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies of both the in­sti­tute and the Cen­tre for In­sur­ance and Fi­nan­cial Man­age­ment Stud­ies, the fit­ness walk, the Ra­madan Taf­sir and the an­nual Christ­mas Carol.

“The suc­cesses recorded in all these pro­grammes were due to the sup­port and co­op­er­a­tion of mem­bers of the In­sti­tute for which we are im­mensely grate­ful,” he said.

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