Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc has introduced an internship programme aimed at promoting insurance education among students in Nigeria.
The firm, in a statement obtained on Sunday, quoted the Managing Director, Mr. Jide Orimolade, as saying the company was at the forefront of taking insurance to the grass roots while speaking during the closing ceremony of the first batch of interns from Jextoban Secondary School, Lagos.
He regretted that most Nigerians were still unaware of the numerous benefits they could derive from taking insurance policies.
“Despite the fact that some of the insurance policies are very cheap, most people do not have any form of insurance protection against the various risks they face everyday,” he stated.
He appealed to the students to encourage their parents and relatives to have insurance policies.
The Chief Technical Officer of the company, Mr. Olasupo Falana, urged other schools to participate in the programme. “It is a very good platform for students to have practical knowledge of the operations of insurance companies,” he stated.
According to the statement, the Senior Tutor of the school, Mr. Oluwafemi Omoyajowo, thanked the company for the opportunity given to the students to participate in the programme and expressed the hope that the company would continue with the laudable initiative.
The firm said some of those present at the event are the Chief Marketing Officer, Ms. Taiwo Oyelude; the Head, Human Capital Management, Ms. Adeoluwatomi Oni; the Company Secretary, Mr. Stanley Chikwendu; and the Head, Strategic and Corporate Communications, Mr. Idongesit Mbat.
Law Union said four students, OluwaseunOladejo, Nkechi Ijezie, Toyosi Idowu and Abisola Adeyemi, who participated in theprogramme from Jextoban Secondary School served in different departments of the company.
“The internship programme is designed to last between one and six weeks, depending on the category and the academic calendar of the participating schools,” it stated.