Stories by Akunne Chika
As the CharteredÂ Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) marches into the 51st year of its corporate existence, the institute is repositioning for the greater challenges ahead. Speaking to a Vanguard correspondent, Mr. Adegboyega Adepegba, Director General of the body said that it is a great challenge to consolidate on and sustain the gains and milestone of the last 50 years of the CIIN.
The CIIN DG, who sees a brighter future for the professional body, said the instituteâ€™s major challenge is attracting more students to the insurance profession. Adepegba cited the measures being put in place by the institute in ensuring that the â€œproject 5000â€ becomes a reality, stating,
â€œThe governing council has tasked all stakeholders to make insurance the career of first choice by improving the human capital development imperatives such as world class ICT, improved work_place environment and employee remuneration â€œ. The DG also said the insurance sector is more positively positioned to survive the global financial crisis, given the fact that insurers are the best managers of risk and risk related developments.
Reacting to the awareness programme of the institute under the presidency of Mr. Sunny Adeda, the DG said it is a venture aimed at drumming the efficacy and importance of insurance and insurance services to national development. He called on industry operators to partner the CIIN in this renewed vigor to make insurance a household phenomenon.