Mr. Edwin Agbiti, the 51st President of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, CIIN, has laid out his three point agenda to drive growth in the Institute on one hand and the entire insurance industry as a whole.
In his acceptance speech after his investiture in Lagos, on Friday, Agbiti after appreciating his colleagues, said he will reinforce Nigeria’s insurance industry through, Digital Reinforcement of Institute’s Operations, advance Insurance Awareness for all – Grassroot, Youths and Insuring Public and then embark on Infrastructural Development.
Elaborating on those points he said under Digital Reinforcement of the Institute, he will strive to complete the E-library project, commence E-Examinations and ensure Active Presence and Use of ALL Available Social Media Platforms and ensure
In Insurance Awareness for all– Grassroot, Youths and Insuring Public, Agbiti, is planning a Positive Upscaling of the Quiz for Secondary Schools to National Limelight, Distribution of Insurance Textbooks to Secondary Schools and effective coordination of the train-the-trainer program for insurance secondary school teachers and Deepening and Consolidating Youth Empowerment and Mentorship Initiatives.
In the area of Infrastructural Development, the new President is considering Renovating the Lagos Street Building to acceptable standards, Getting Necessary Approvals and Clearance from the Lagos State Government to Resume the Building of the Victoria Island Project and Significantly Increasing the building fund as would be agreed with the Building Committee.
Though he admitted that all the enumerated projects have been made by his predecessors to revamp the digital operations of the Institute, however, there is need to continuously upgrade and innovate our processes to deliver excellent customer experiences and members’ satisfaction.
“My projection is that my tenure as President of the CIIN will facilitate the transformation of the CIIN Secretariat with the state-of-the-art facilities that would stimulate digital operations and processes, enhance excellent work culture which results in quality customer experiences in all our deliverables. Smart Technologies and digital solutions would be deployed to achieve this together with a viable business model.” he assured.
He said the recent developments in the world in general and in Nigeria in particular demands strong partnership to move the profession and the industry forward and this can only be successfully executed collectively and so he said that the Institute has many programmes in place aimed at creating insurance awreness and training members to be world class insurance professionals, but I cannot achieve the success on my own, “Hence, I want to seize this opportunity to appeal to you for your support to help drive the Institute to lofty heights.”
Agbiti, also drew the attention of his colleagues to the socio-economic situation in Nigeria and stressed the need to curb the menace of insecurity and other crimes require that we collaborate with all tiers of government with the aim of re-emphasising the essence of insurance as the infrastructural pillar for the growth and development of country.
He implored them to collaborate with his administration in this new dispensation as the task ahead calls for teamwork and effective collaboration.
Agbiti, pid glowing tribute to the Commissioner for Insurance, Mr. Sunday Thomas, all Past Presidents and other members of the Governing Council and his friends for their unwavering support.
Earlier, outgoing President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Muftau Oyegunle, ailed the election of Edwin Igbiti; describing him as a professional colleague and friend who served under him as Deputy President.
“He has proven to be a man of ethics and professionalism and I am immensely grateful to God who has preserved us to witness this day and this remarkable occasion.
“During my tenure as the 50th President, Mr. Igbiti’s comradeship and understanding is one worth applauding, he exhibited professionalism and integrity which made the administration a sensation and with good memories for the future.” said Oyegunle.