TEXT OF ADDRESS BY LADY ISIOMA CHUKWUMA, PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL, CHARTERED INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA DURING THE 2016 ANNUAL CIIN RAMADHAN TAFSIR ON THURSDAY 16 JUNE, 2016 AT THE LAGOS STATE SECRETARIAT MOSQUE, ALAUSA, IKEJA, LAGOS.
I welcome you to the 2016 CIIN RamadhanTafsir. This RammadanTafsir has so far become a major event in the Institute’s calendar with this year’s edition being the fourth since its inception in 2013.
The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria is an Institute charged with the statutory responsibility of determining the standards of knowledge and skill to be attained by persons seeking to become registered members of the Insurance profession in Nigeria. This it promotes by conducting professional examinations for its members with the objective of getting them certified.
It is a popular belief that spirituality and professionalism are major factors that define us as human beings; hence the decision of the Institute to also cater for the spiritual needs of its members by organizing annual Christmas Carol Serviceand the RamadhanTafsir which we are holding today.
The RamadhanTafsir is designed to cater for the spiritual needs of the Muslimfaithful in the industry and it provides a unique opportunity to share in the bountiful mercies and blessings that are associated with the Holy month of Ramadhan.
The month of Ramadhan is a special month in the Islamic calendar. It is the month in which Muslims engage in increased spiritual activities, offer charity and generally involve in acts that bring them closer to Allah (SWT).
For this year’s programme, the organizers have assembled eminent scholars who will feed us with spiritual diet in the spirit of the month.
I want to use this opportunity to wish all our Muslim brothers and sisters a blessed and rewarding fasting exercise.
Permit me at this juncture, to acknowledge the good work of the members of the Activities Committee of the Institute – the organizers of this programme. I appreciate and thank them for their unwavering commitment to the progress and development of our Institute.
It is also pertinent for me to acknowledge and appreciate corporate bodies and individuals who in the spirit of Ramadhan supported and contributed toward the success of this event. They are:
1. Mr. Sola Tinubu
2. Royal Exchange Gen Ins. Co.
3. Mr. F.K. Lawal
4. Mr. Kola Adedeji
5. Value Edge Insurance Brokers
6. Mr. SuleKamoru
I, on behalf of the Governing Council of the Institute, thank Alhaji M.A Bada for accepting our invitation as the Guest Speaker for today. I equally want to appreciate our very own _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ,who is the Chairman of this occasion.
And to our elders in the industry and other distinguished guests, I say thank you to you all for honouring us with your presence.
I wish you all Ramadhan Kareem.
LADY ISIOMA CHUKWUMA
President/Chairman of Council