The President, Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA), Mrs. Jocelyn Ogbuokiri, has revealed plans to exploit new solutions to advocate all channels of communication to promote risk management in the country.
She said this in her acceptance speech during her investiture as the 11th president of the association, in Lagos.
Other new executive members of the association were also introduced at the investiture, which was attended by prominent people from different walks of life in the country.
“At a time of global economic turbulence, to which our nation is not immune, the imperative of risk management is more compelling than ever before, and no segment of the economic/financial industry is better placed to intervene in this global need than the insurance industry,” Ogbuokiri said.
However emphasized on some of the things she planned to do during her tenure, Ogbuokiri said that the association was committed to ensuring improvement on all of its value propositions.
“My presidency, therefore, has adopted a programme of action with the theme: ‘Going a step further,’ embodying our vision to promote the highest professional and ethical standards in all ramifications of our endeavour,” she said.
In addition to the existing PILA excellence awards to deserving students of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, she said the association would encourage the study of insurance in tertiary institutions through scholarship schemes.
The new president said that PILA would further its career talk session by engaging secondary school students in a career-mentoring programme.
She also said that the body planned to complete its national secretariat building and also introduced a book on the history and development of PILA.
Ogbuokiri said PILA would collaborate with the CIIN in revamping the national seminar for women in insurance as well as collaborate with other female bodies in order to share experiences, perspectives and create more cross-sectorial opportunities for its members to engage with other professionals.