NIA, CIIN to reposition insurance sector

WIGGLE GODWIN

WIGGLE GODWINThe Nigerian Insurers Association, NIA, has pledged to support the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, CIIN, to move the insurance industry forward.

Godwin Wiggle, chairman of NIA, said the CIIN and NIA have enjoyed very cordial relationship over the years. He described the insurance industry is one big family and hence the two bodies have to co-operate at all times in the interest of the insurance profession.

“Insurance is our business and as the President of our professional body, the onus is on all of us to support you to succeed so that our profession will get the kind of recognition it rightly deserves” he added.

In her address, Lady Isioma Chukwuma, president of CIIN said that the CIIN is not resting on its oars in the drive to promote insurance awareness and education in Nigeria.

She said that “the 2015 edition of the Institute’s annual education seminar with the theme “Synergizing Branch Office Operations and Insurance Awareness” was held just last week in Port Harcourt. The event was followed by our donation of 750 copies of the CIIN published ‘Insurance Textbook for Secondary Schools’ to both the Rivers and Imo States’ Ministries of Education for onward distribution to all the senior secondary schools in both states. The donation of the textbooks to Rivers and Imo States follows prior donations to the governments of Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Ondo and Kwara States.

“All of these represent our articulated efforts at expanding the capacity of institutions offering insurance programmes thereby guiding them pragmatically towards the improvement of their capacity to deliver superior and qualitative insurance education.

“I must reiterate at this point that the Institute is fully committed to placing the insurance industry in a prime position in the financial services sector and the national economy as a whole. Let me therefore assure you that the Institute is receptive to ideas and suggestions geared towards guaranteeing success.”

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