The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, NCRIB, has renewed its commitment to expanding collaboration among key industry stakeholders to further elevate the insurance business in Nigeria.
The president of the council, Rotimi Edu, at a press briefing to commemorate its 60th anniversary in Lagos, said, that the council was established in 1962 as an indispensable adjunct of the insurance marketing chain and in spite of the teething challenges at inception, the council has risen to the position of prominence amongst its peers nation-wide, producing 21 Presidents and about 500 Members spread across the nooks and crannies of the country. And as at today, the number of Registered Insurance Brokers under the aegis of the Council has continued to grow.
Edu said the Council would be celebrating this landmark age in a grand style, commencing with the Unveiling of 60th Anniversary Mascot and Logo (OKIN – Optimising Insurance Knowledge in Nigeria).
The president assured that the anniversary celebrations would be an epochal and landmark event worthy of celebration in the annals of the Council, adding, “It is expedient for the Council to roll out drums in celebration of the anniversary as a way of appreciating the Almighty for the success story and our Past Presidents and members that have contributed immensely to the building and development of this great institution.
He said it would use the opportunity of the anniversary to play up the brand of the Council as a leading professional body in Nigeria to the delight of all its members, serve as an avenue to foster a relationship between the Council and its strategic stakeholders in the course of the various commemorative events that would mark the event as well as an avenue for professional exchange of ideas and enhancement of knowledge as well as expand the intellectual base of members during the talk-shops and seminars that would mark the event.
Some of the activities lined up for this epochal event include the institution of awards in schools.
According to him, this is part of plans to invest back into the public and institutionalise Insurance Broking Awards, particularly in schools offering insurance as a course across the country.
At the appropriate time, we shall be unveiling the selected schools across the six geopolitical zones in the country.
Another programme he planned is Insurance Walk and many others: which would be flagged off in Lagos and be arranged in all Area Committees as part of awareness about Insurance and Insurance Broking.
He said the council is quite passionate about what becomes the future of the industry and selected secondary schools would be invited for Insurance Lectures while we also take awareness to selected schools.