Insurance Professionals To Review Impact Of COVID-19 On Financial Inclusion

Yemisi Izuora

Insurance and pension stakeholders would center their discussions on COVID-19 Impact On Financial Inclusion; Opportunities for Insurance and Pension Sectors at the 2021 Annual Conference of the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents (NAIPCO).

The conference, which will hold at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road, Lagos, is billed for Thursday, October 14, 2021.

According to the Chairman of the association, Mr. Chuks Udo Okonta, the theme of the conference is apt as the country continue to grapple with the multiplier effects of COVID-19 on the entire economy as well as financial service sector.

This, he stressed, has led to disruption of the entire financial space of which insurance and pension should play critical roles in financial inclusion and emancipation of Nigerians.

To this end, he said, experts from the insurance and pension sectors as well as the financial service sector have been invited to deliberate on the theme extensively.

To make the event live up to expectations, the Former Director General, Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC), Mrs. Folashade Onanuga is expected to be the Keynote Speaker while the pioneer Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom) and Chairman, Polaris Bank Limited, Mr. Ahmad Muhammed;  Commissioner for Insurance/CEO, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Mr. Sunday Thomas; Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar are Special Guests of Honour.

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Prestige Insurance Brokers Limited, Prince Feyisayo Soyewo, is to chair the epoch event.

Similarly,  Chairman, Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Mr Ganiyu Musa; Chairman, Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp), Mr. Wale Odutola; among others, have confirmed their presence at the event.

Chairman, 2021 NAIPCO Conference Planning Committee, Mr. Modestus Anaesoronye, disclosed that awards would be given to individuals and companies who have distinguished themselves well in the insurance and pension sectors in the last financial year.

He pleaded for supports from relevant stakeholders to make this event a huge success.

The Annual NAIPCO Conference comes up annually to deliberate on and proffer solutions to issues that affect the insurance and pension markets in Nigeria, Africa and the global stage.

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