Reigning Insurance Queen, Oyewole Abigail
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Chuks Udo Okonta
Miss Oyewole Abigail, a member of staff of Leadway Assurance Limited has won the 2018 Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) Miss Insurance Pageant.
She emerged winner after defeating eight other contestants at the event organised by the institute yesterday/today in Lagos.
Miss Chukwuedo Vivian Awele of Zenith General Insurance Limited, took the second position while Ukeagbu Elizabeth of AIICO Insurance Plc, took the third position.
The Queen receiving key to a Toyota Corolla car from Mrs Funmi Babington-Ashaye
President of the CIIN, Mrs Funmi Babington-Ashaye, said the pageant is very special to the institute, stressing that driven by the institute’s firm belief in the total or all-round development of insurance professionals, it initiated technical and business fora to discuss issues germane to it and the economy.
She lauded the contestants for their courage and enthusiasm to participate in the contest, and also appreciated the sponsors of the event.
The Queen being crowned by Miss Insurance 2017/2018, Miss precious Ezekiel of Zenith Insurance.
The Chairman of the event, Commissioner Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives Lagos State, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye, applauded the CIIN leadership for the yearly event, adding that Miss Insurance Pageant, over time, has become a veritable tool for propagating insurance awareness in Nigeria.
“Today, more than ever, no effort can be too much in promoting the efficacy of insurance as a risk transfer mechanism,” she posited.
From left: Managing Dirctor, AIICO Insurance Plc, Edwin Igibiti, Mrs Funmi Babington-Ashaye and the Queen.
She acknowledged the strategic role insurance plays in an emerging economy, and called for support towards making insurance parts of private and corporate schemes.
She also congratulated the institute on its efforts in the provisions of robust platforms for education, especially in the donation of insurance Textbooks to Secondary Schools and professional course-books to tertiary institutions across the nation.