From left: Director-General, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Richard Borokini, Chairman, Planning Committee, National Insurance Conference, Femi Hassan and Managing Director, LAKEG Nigeria Limited, Muftau Oyegunle at the event.
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Chuks Udo Okonta
The 2018 National Insurance Conference (NIC), to be organised by insurance operators under the auspices of Insurance Industry Consultative Council (IICC), is expected to be declared open by the Vice President, His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, Inspenonline, can report.
The Chairman, Planning Committee, NIC, Femi Hassan, disclosed this today at a media parley in Lagos, adding that the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun will give a Keynote address, while the Commissioner for Insurance, Mohammed Kari will be the Chief Host.
According to him, the conference, which theme is: Insurance Industry and Financial Inclusion and billed for Sunday July 8th – 10th, 2018 at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, will parade an array of highly resourceful speakers to do justice to the subject of discourse, adding that the Founder/Chairman, Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia, MFR, CON, will discuss the theme paper.
He maintained that in view of the topical nature of the theme, the Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Miss Aishah Ahmad, (Financial System Stability), is expected to be the Chairman of session while a team of seasoned discussants, notably Mrs. Temitope Akin-Fadeyi, Head, Financial Inclusion Secretariat, Central Bank of Nigeria, and Olu Okunnu of Old Mutual and Dr. Ndubisi Chinedu would lend their dependable voices.
Hassan posited that the sub theme: “Leveraging Technology for Financial Inclusion” would be most rewarding, adding that aside the enrichment that would be brought on the subject by the Managing Director of SystemSpecs Limited, John Obaro, Dr. Segun Aina, Chairman of Fintech Associates will Chair the session.
“In a bid to give the insurance industry its desired space in the conference, the theme: “Road Map For The Insurance Industry” is also being slated for presentation by George Onekhena, Deputy Commissioner for Finance & Administration, National Insurance Commission, with support from the President, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Mrs. Funmi Babington-Ashaye, the In-coming Chairman, Nigerian Insurers Association, Mr. Tope Smart, President, Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, Mr. Shola Tinubu and President, Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria, Alhaji Femi Hassan. The paper would be chaired by Mrs. Bisi Lamikanra, of KPMG,” he said.
He said there would also be Breakout Session, where issues of the moment; such as Block Chain Disruption to the Insurance Industry, Artificial Intelligence and Personal Financial Health Plan as a means to Enhancing Financial Inclusion in Insurance Industry would be discussed, stressing that the topics which would be anchored by specialists in these areas would provide participants the opportunity to learn about the challenges posed and emerging opportunities in these fields.
He said a wide spectrum of delegates across all sectors of the nation’s economy will be in attendance, adding that towards this end, invitations have been extended to industry operators, maritime, shipping, banking, energy sectors, the organized private sector and manufacturing to attend the event.
The Managing Director, LAKEG Nigeria Limited and a council member of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Muftau Oyegunle, counting on the gains of the yearly event, said the industry has through the conference, deepened awareness on insurance by engagements with the public and government.