Expert urges insurance professionals to redeem industry’s image
The doyen of the insurance industry, Olola Bode Ogunlana, has advised the leadership and members of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) to regain Nigerians’ confidence in adopting insurance policy and benefitting fully from all it offers.
The doyen, who gave the charge at the institute’s 60th anniversary gala night in Lagos, said that if the industry must move forward and be reckoned with by the political class, there is need for the professionals in the industry to continue to develop, not only in insurance but areas that affect the policyholders who are customers.
The representative of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) and Deputy Commissioner for Insurance (Technical), Sunday Thomas, urged the institute to take ideas and solutions proffered by stakeholders to move the institute and the industry in general forward.
He also urged the institute to join forces with the commission to achieve its objectives.
The Chairman and President of the governing board of CIIN, Eddie Efekoha, while commending the past presidents for their contributions to the institute, assured members that the institute will continue to retain its pride of place within the industry.
“We will encourage and involve our young professionals in the affairs of both the institute and the industry. Mentor them on the values of professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, which you, our elders, hold very dear to your hearts such that in another sixty years from now they would look back and say that they have neither disappointed you nor themselves. Indeed they will celebrate many milestones and our industry would be better for it,” he said.