SCIB Nigeria & Company at 40, eyes first position in Africa


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Chuks Udo Okonta

Nigeria’s leading insurance broking firm, Scib Nigeria & Company Limited, which is presently celebrating its 40th anniversary, is projecting to become number one broker in Africa.

The firm which had produced top insurance professionals like, the Managing Director, Leadway Assurance Limited, Hassan Oye-Odukale; Managing Director, Consolidated Hallmark Insurance, Eddie Efekoha; Managing Director, FBNInsurance Limited, Val Ojumah and more, is also targeting regional expansion in Africa; building a magnificent corporate edifice in Lagos; engaging in intermediating insurance services through robust information and technology platforms and more.

The Founder and Chairman of the foremost broking firm, Olola Ogunlana, at the anniversary celebration, which was attended by stakeholders from all sectors of the economy, in Lagos yesterday, noted that to inspire the company at its formation, he used the watchword, from a nursery rhyme, which had guided his life since 1938, when he was enrolled in St. Paul’s Breadfruit Primary School, Lagos.

He said the simple but inspiring rhyme provided the core value on which Scib Nigeria & Company Limited was built and nurtured. He appreciated the board, management and staff of the company on reaching the milestone.

From left: ogunlana and a guest at the event

Baba as he is fondly called by his associates, said he believes very much in efficacy of prayers, and looks forward by the grace of God towards the golden jubilee celebration of the firm.

Managing Director of the firm, Shola Tinubu,said the 40 years anniversary celebration affords the company a unique opportunity to give special recognition to the founder, stressing that the firm which started with just one employee, has grown to an employer of over 120 people and has become a globally acclaimed professional institution.

Guests at the event

He tributes the growth of the firm to the support from all stakeholders, adding that it takes a lot to achieve the status of leadership the firm presently offers.

Tinubu maintained that the company will continue to improve on the things that have kept it going in the last 40 years, stressing that the firm will constantly rethink its tools, system and response.

He said the company will be wary of providing old answers to new problems, will continue to be at the centre of transformation of the industry through cutting edge innovation; focus more on capacity building and be more proactive and promptly seize windows of opportunities.

“We see ourselves doing much better, going forward, to achieve even greater heights. We will count on the support of our clients and partners to achieve this,” he added.

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