Stakeholders To Discuss COVID-19 Impact On Financial Inclusion At NAIPCO Conference 

Experts To Discuss COVID-19 Impact On Financial Inclusion At NAIPCO Confab  – Independent Newspaper Nigeria

Yemisi Izuora

The 2021 Annual Conference of the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents (NAIPCO) is set to hold on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road, Lagos.

To this end, Insurance and pension stakeholders will converge at the conference to discuss on ‘COVID-19 Impact On Financial Inclusion; Opportunities for Insurance and Pension Sectors.’

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 Commissioner for Insurance/CEO, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Mr. Sunday Thomas; Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar and the pioneer Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom) and Chairman, Polaris Bank Limited, Mr. Ahmad Muhammed;  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 the conference promises to meet and surpass expectations as consumer groups will also be present to voice their concerns about insurance and pension services.

He said the conference would be a convergence point between the insurance and pension operators and the public who awaits information on how the two concepts can better their lives and enhance financial inclusion.

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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