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PILA involves young Nigerians on insurance awareness

By Bankole Orimisan   |   22 May 2017   |   4:01 am

Insurance

The Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA), has its renewed commitment to deepening insurance awareness and understanding by engaging young Nigerians.

PILA, at the 2017 Career Talk organised for Secondary Schools, held at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, UNILAG, with the theme: “Empowering the Next Generation of Insurance Practitioners,” said the young generation is one of the cardinal objectives of the Professional Insurance Ladies Association. The Career Talk is one of the ways we aim at achieving this purpose.

The President of PILA, Jocelyn Ogbuokiri, said besides providing an avenue for better appreciation of the workings of insurance as a life tool, the Career Talk also provided a boost for the younger generation to take on insurance as a career, having had the opportunity of interacting first hand with very successful professionals.

According to her, “we have designed a Mentoring Programme this year that will interest students to attach to mentors that will guide them successfully through their career path as they decide for insurance.

“This has been carefully thought out to reflect our passion to adequately equip the young generation with the requisite knowledge and counselling that will enable them effectively take charge of the insurance industry in Nigeria in their time.”

Ogbuokiri tasked the students to pay close attention to the paper, painstakingly prepared and presented by a very successful chartered insurance practitioner, the Managing Director of Old Mutual Nigeria Limited, Mrs Rachel Emenike.

She implored the students to note down points and questions, as the interactive session will provide room for thoughts to be shared for more clarity, in addition to on-the-spot intellectual assessment that will see successful students go home with various prizes that will make their schools proud.




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