WELCOME ADDRESS DELIVERED BY MR. PETER TAI. ADEDIJI, THE PRINCIPAL PARTNER AND CEO OF PENINSCOPE PROFESSIONAL WARRANTY LIMITED ON THE OCCASION OF THE 3RD FREE PUBLIC LECTURE AND AWARD GIVING CEREMONIES HELD AT THE GOLDEN TULIP AND ESSENTIAL HOTELS M/M INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ROAD LAGOS.
It gladdens my heart today for the opportunity to host the third in the series of organizing public lectures and awards giving ceremonies. It is an experience worth having. When you look at the burden of putting the logistics in place particularly at this period of the year, you need to have faith and strongmind to enable you get to this destination.
The objective of hosting the event is to provide the opportunity especially for the professionals and other stakeholders in Pension and Insurance subsector to come, rob minds together and share experiences on the field with a view of moving the industry forward.
The topic for this year’s episode is “Securing the Future In the Present: How and Why?” This goes into the fundamentals of instituting the subject. The present is the basis for the future. How you plan your future in today’s dynamic world would determine what you get or become in the future when it eventually comes.
We brought experts from both pension and insurance industry that are going to give us their rich knowledge about the subject matter. Mr. Bayo Yusuf, the Managing Director/CEO of UBA Pension Custodians Ltd, is the Lead Speaker for this year’s event under the chairmanship of Mr. Biyi Otegbeye, the Group Managing Director/CEO Regency Alliance Insurance Plc.
Representatives from National Pension Commission (PENCOM) and National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) have been invited to give key note address in turns on the issues relevant to the industry. We are also expecting representatives from the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy as well as the state Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pension.
It is my belief that we are going to have a good interaction with each other in a relaxed atmosphere outside our busy schedule.
Apart from the Public Lecture, we also have some Awards for some individuals and organizations who in the course of the year we have followed up and are due to be honoured today in this year ceremonies.
The awardees include Barrister (Mrs) Laide Osijo, MD/CEO of Plum Insurance Brokers Ltd, the first female Chairperson of the NCRIB – a body of registered Insurance Brokers of Nigeria; Mr. Niyi Falade, the MD/CEO Crusadersterling Pension Ltd; Barrister (Mrs.) Ezeibe Ekeoma, MD/CEO Crystal Trust Insurance Brokers Ltd for the outstanding role being played as a female professional in the broking industry; the UBA Pension Custodian under the MD/CEO of Mr. Bayo Yusuf and Mr. Chuks Okonta of the Inspen Media for being the best online insurance and pension journalist in 2019. At the appropriate time the recipients shall be called upon for their due honour.
I cherish deeply your creating the time to attend this year’s programme. As the year is rolling by, may we continue to hear good news about ourselves.
Thank you and have a wonderful session.
Peter Tai. Adediji.