By Patience Saghana
Eight insurance companies have established a study centre in Warri, Delta State for prospective students of the industryâ€™s Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) examinations as well asÂ insurance professionals.
The eight insurance companies that sponsored the Warri study centre are Industrial & General Insurance, Mutual Benefit Assurance, Goldlink Insurance, Nem Insurance, Law Union & Rock Insurance, Equity Assurance, Royal Exchange Assurance and Standard Alliance Insurance.
The Warri study center has increased the number of the instituteâ€™s study centers to five across the nation, according to Mr Sunny Adeda, CIIN president who was in Warri to commission the centre last weekend
He said: â€œThe Warri study centre makes a total of five along with the ones already established in Lagos, Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Ibadan.Â An Abuja study centre will be assured with the establishment of a CIIN liaison office which is on the verge of being actualised.â€
â€œThe study centre, as you are aware, is a positive step in the direction of encouraging readership, research and a systematic study process geared at facilitating the propagation of insurance education and the acquisition of professional qualification.
He continued, â€œLet me assure that council will continue to encourage and support initiatives such as this, without hesitation.Â In this direction, council has made available sets of course books for the professional examinations for the study centre and will be willing to do more from time to time.â€.
He remarked: â€œThe initiative, coming barely a year after the inauguration of your new executive committee, is evidence of your responsiveness and commitment to the demands of executive office.Â Let me also commend the previous leadership of your branch, as I believe there has been a smooth transition and smooth flow of growth ideas from them to the present leadership.
In his address, Mr Adeleke Ojabanjo, CIIN Warri Chapter Chairman told the CIIN executive management that the current executive members of the Warri chapter had worked progressively in the last six months.
According to him, â€œI will also like to inform you and theÂ governing council that barely six months into the office of the current executive members of the Delta State Chapter including my humble self, we have achieved a remarkable progress in the chapter and l wish to present to you a befitting Delta State Study Centre for commissioning. The study centre will play a dual role as a reading place and a secretariat for the institute.â€
He told the CIIN team that lectures had began in earnest in Warri for the new entrants, and remarked that the level of success that was achieved in the last October diet examination was close to 100 per cent with all the students in Part 1 having distinction in CFI-Insurance and legal regulatory. He, however, expressed appreciation for the support the chapter has been receiving since the executive took oath of office in June last year.