CIIN grooms students for underwriting skills
The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has kickstarted its mentoring programme for young insurance professionals, with the aim of developing prodigies that will sustain and take the industry to lofty heights.
The President of the CIIN, Eddie Efekoha, at the just concluded programme tagged, bootcamp for young professionals, at the College of Insurance and Financial Management (CIFM), in Ogun State, noted that with the programme, the industry has taken one more step in the quest to groom a new set of leaders.
“I feel a sense of pride and fulfilment today on this occasion, the first bootcamp for young professionals organised by the Institute in Nigeria under the mentorship program for young insurance professionals,” he said.
He noted that the only thing constant about change is changed itself, adding that the world is constantly changing, especially as it relates to the gadgets we use, social and economic trends, consumer behaviour and so many other things that govern everyday lives.
Efekoha posited that as professionals, there is a need to stay relevant in the midst of all disruptions, stressing that the only way to do this is to create a reputation that is synonymous with excellence, ingenuity and professionalism.
“To attain this profile is not easy, it takes a lot of sacrifices and today, you are making one of those sacrifices required to get to the top,” he added.
The Director-General of the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Mrs Yetunde Ilori, enjoined the participants to be well mannered and live to lay lasting legacies.
She urged the participants to be good ambassadors by spreading the knowledge they acquired in the programme amongst their colleagues and to be ready to serve, adding that the growth of the industry lies in their hands.
Ilori submitted that going forward, participants would be given the privilege to choose who they want to educate and interact with them in the programme.