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Insurers to focus on risk management at yearly retreat 


DG of the Nigeria Insurance Association, Mr Sunday Thomas

DG of the Nigeria Insurance Association, Mr Sunday Thomas

The Corporate Affairs Committee of the Nigeria Insurers Association (CAMCONIA), the body consisting of the Corporate Affairs Managers of insurance companies in Nigeria, is set to host its 2016 annual retreat with the theme: “Impact of Public Relations on Insurance & Risk Management.”

Scheduled for September 15th-17th, 2016 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the three-day event will be declared open by the Director-General of the NIA, Sunday Thomas. Other expected dignitaries from the state include the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Bashorun Olumuyiwa Oladipo; Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Adedayo Adeneye; and the Senior Special Assistant to the Ogun State Governor, Hon. Semiu Alao.

To lead the discussions on the theme, which is expected to improve the knowledge of the practitioners is, Dr. Rotimi Oladele, the President and Chairman of Council, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). He will be taking the participants on Communication Driven Structure and Governance, Branding & Demand Creation, Stakeholder Mapping for Corporate Success amongst other topics. the Chairman of Ogun State Chapter of NIPR, Tope Adaramola,  will also facilitate a session on Etiquette, Poise and Protocol for Contemporary Corporate Communication Managers.

According to the Chairman of CAMCONIA, Dr. Tunde Odeyemi, who is also the Head of Corporate Communications of STACO Insurance Plc, said the aim of the retreat is to enable members brainstorm on the various challenges facing insurance penetration in Nigeria.

According to him, as image-managers, CAMCONIA can develop strategies to increase public awareness of insurance and its usefulness to the Nigerian society.
Odeyemi also said: “The retreat among other reasons intends to deliberately enhance members’ personal knowledge power and reputation management skills.

“This would in turn also translate into better service delivery, leading to an improved insurance industry. It is a known fact that the onus should be on operators and professionals in contemporary times to continually train and re-train themselves in order to catch up with the trend of the times.”

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