Journalists Commends Leadway Assurance For Capacity Building Workshop

Yemisi Izuora 

Media practitioners who participated in the recently concluded Insurance Correspondents training workshop have commended Leadway Assurance for the laudable initiative designed to improve their skills and knowledge about the insurance industry.

The training was organized by Leadway Assurance in partnership with the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents (NAIPCO) as part of activities for the 2017 NAIPCO Conference.

Commending Leadway, Roland Okoro of Riskshield described the training as an initiative that was organized at the right timewhen the country is in need of balanced and accurate reporting.

“This platform provided by Leadway Assurance is indeed a positive one and is a valuable platform for knowledge acquisition for media practitioners,” Okoro added.

Other participants thanked the insurance company for the innovative program. According to them, the training will go a long way in improving the quality of reportage in the media.

The participants said: Leadway has indeed proven their position as the leading insurance company in Nigeria through this workshop.

“This is a creative platform for learning and capacity building for journalists. The quality of what I have learnt in the aspects of oil and gas as well as marine insurance will improve the quality of the output of my work. Indeed, this is an initiative that other organizations in other industries should emulate”.

While speaking on the training, the Executive Director, General Business, Leadway Assurance, Ms. Adetola Adegbayi reiterated the organization’s commitment to empowering media practitioners to attain world class standard in delivery of their profession

According to Adegbayi, “the training is part of the Leadway’s contribution to improving the media sector through regularcapacity development trainings.”

President of NAIPCO commended Leadway for partnering the association and taking the initiative to organize the training workshop. 

“This initiative by Leadway Assurance is a game changer which we are excited to partake in as an association. It will upgrade the standard of media practice in Nigeria and help drive positive changes through balanced and robust reportage,” Tolu-Kusimo further added.

The training workshop which is the maiden edition of the initiative focused on key areas including oil and gas insurance, marine insurance as well as legislations and policies in the insurance sector.

Notwithstanding the under exploration of Africa’s great potentials, many believe that air transport is a tool for unlocking intra-regional air transport market.
To live up to its promise to liberalise air transport in West Africa, Nigeria’s flag carrier airline, Medview Plc began flight services to Abidjan, Conakry and Dakar.
As such, governments of Côte d voire, Guinea and Senegal have commended the carrier for opening up the region with flight connections.
In Abidjan, President, Allan Quattara re-emphasized the importance of integration stating that the Nigerian airline has become a veritable tool to bring Africans together.

“I hope Medview will be our company and as it is evident you are bringing people together and we cannot do that without transport, especially air transport. This is how we should build Africa, your concern is our concern and our concern yours. We can learn from each other and Med-view is fostering that.”

In Conakry, officials of the Guinea government expressed similar sentiments hinting that the airline was entrenching the Yamoussoukro Declaration of 1987 by opening the route and bridging the gap.
Ambassador of Guinea to Nigeria, Gaossou Toure described Med-view as a dynamic airline capable of bringing the liberalisation of airspace to fruition.

“The aim of the company is to integrate the ECOWAS and the chairman has explained that air transport is a passion for him and that Guinea is happy to open West Africa , Africa and the rest of the world.

Nigerian Ambassador to Guinea, Bala Mohammed Baniga who received the airline described Med-view as an airline that HSS achieved great things through diligence on the path of its management. ” For Med-view to fly to Guinea three times a week is a welcome development. We used to fly any airline but I am proud today we can fly our own, Med-view has broken the monopoly. I solicit that Guineans emulate management of Med-view and also invest in Nigeria.”

In Senegal, the Ambassador of Senegal to Nigeria who accompanied the airline on their journey expressed joy at how Med-view would ease trade within the sub-region as well as deepening a partnership and relationship that has been galvanised by mutual respect and friendship.
Responding, managing Director of Med-view, Alhaji Muneer Bankole expressed optimism at how well the integration  was going through the liberalisation of the airspace.


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