An employee of Linkage Assurance, Elizabeth Aboshade, has emerged winner of this year’s annual Miss Insurance Beauty Pageant organised by the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN).
Aboshade emerged winner after a keenly contested competition amongst several other contestants from various insurance companies in the country.
Having achieved this height, she has taken over the industry’s crown from Cynthia Okoro of Standard Alliance Insurance, who emerged winner in 2015.
As the winner of the contest, Aboshade drove home a brand new Suzuki Alto as her star prize.
Receiving the prize, she applauded her predecessors for creating such platform to deepen insurance awareness, while urging winners to remain good ambassadors of the industry.
She noted that the institute would continue to improve on the initiative to ensure that the set objectives were fully achieved.
Meanwhile, CIIN President, Isioma Chukwuma has said that henceforth, winners of Miss Insurance pageant would be driving home Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) as their take home prize.
She disclosed this at the 2016 Miss Insurance Dance Competition organised by the institute in Lagos, stressing that the event has become what the public look out for yearly.
Speaking, Director-General of the institute, Kola Ahmed, noted that the CIIN has remained the unifying organ of the industry, adding that the institute would continue to provide platforms that keep the industry together as one. He thanked sponsors of the event and prayed that it continues to add value to the development of the industry.
CIIN is the body of insurance professionals in Nigeria, charged with the duty of determining the standard of skills and knowledge required for ethical and professional practice of insurance business in the country.
Aside from this responsibility, the Institute, which has been in existence for over 50 years, owes its teeming members the duty of providing avenues for social interaction, with events such as the annual Miss Insurance Pageant, the Annual Picnic and the Fitness Walk. The Miss Insurance Dance started in the early days of the Institute as one of the social activities which the founding fathers considered to be worthwhile for social engineering and for relaxation outside the busy underwriting business schedules.