In a bid to extend frontiers of public awareness and acceptance of insurance, the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) has reached out to some higher institutions to buoy the level of assurance education among students.
The Council, during a visit to the University of Lagos distributed insurance textbooks and literature to the Department of Actuarial Science and Insurance to enhance intellectual and professional knowledge of students about insurance.
The President of the Council, Mr. Kayode Okunoren, who led the delegations, disclosed that the Council conceived the initiative as part of its Corporate Visibility project borne out of the need to engage strategic stakeholders about the value of insurance.
“We reckon that Students constitute a critical stakeholder in the propagation of insurance as they represent future providers and consumers of insurance.
He disclosed that the role of the Insurance Brokers is crucial in the Insurance value chain and as such they should be engaged for clients to maximize the value of their insurances.
Okunoren promised that the Council would not relent on its oars to deepening insurance awareness among the insured populace because of its importance to the development of the nation’s economy.
In a related development, the President led the Council’s delegates to Lagos State Polytechnic where he also donated insurance textbooks to the Department of Insurance.
Professor Ade Ibiwoye, Head of Department of Actuarial Science and Insurance, University of Lagos appreciated the Council’s gesture of book donation stressed that the population of students seeking admission into the institution yearly was an indication of its relevance in training the nation’s workforce.