The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) has promised to create avenues for insurance brokers to attain the pinnacle of their career in insurance profession.
The President of the council, Ayodepo Shoderu, speaking at the 2015 Fellows award in Lagos said I am particularly elated and fulfilled that this great event is holding in the course of my tenure as President.
As you are all aware, he said, the aspiration of any professional to the pinnacle of his chosen field or profession stands as the greatest sense of fulfillment that one could have in a chosen career or professional calling.
According to him, It is in realization of this fact that the NCRIB has continued to provide opportunity for insurance broking professionals in its fold to transit to the Fellowship cadre, which is the highest echelon of the council’s professional status. Aside from being a source of motivation, admission to the prestigious society of fellows of the council is also consistent with section 5 of the NCRIB Act which makes provision for who could become a Fellow and spelt our conditions precedent to admission as a Fellow.
Permit me to give glowing commendations to the Council’s Board of Fellows, under its indefatigable Chairman, Chief Babajide Olatunde-Agbeja, FCIB for a great job done. The Board had put in place stringent conditions and were meticulous in the course of assessing and recommending the successful candidates who being admitted today. It must not escape mention that this is the first time that prospective Fellows would be required to present thesis as a prerequisite for Fellowship admission.
Aside from aligning with contemporary standards in other notable professional bodies’ policy, the exercise greatly exposed the professional and academic potentials of the applicants, projecting them as rounded professionals. I like to affirm that this new initiative has now been approved as an extant condition for admission of Fellows henceforth, he said.
He said, this occasion definitely provides me an auspicious platform to notch in the fact that the NCRIB will continue to place premium on professionalism in insurance broking practice and as such do all within the law to ensure that the thrust is sustained. I must admit that the enforcement of standards has always been known to come with its pains, but the good news is that the result will ultimately be to the benefit of all.