WELCOME ADDRESS BY SIR (DR) MUFTAU OYEGUNLE PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL CHARTERED INSURANCE INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA (CIIN) AT THE INVESTITURE CEREMONY OF THE 51ST PRESIDENT OF CIIN, MR. EDWIN IGBITI
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, today is a beautiful day and I am delighted to welcome you to this auspicious occasion; the investiture ceremony of Mr. Edwin Igbiti as the 51st President/Chairman of Council of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria.
Indeed, time flies, on the 21st of July 2020, I was invested as the 50th President/Chairman of Council of the Institute. It is therefore with gratitude to the Almighty God and a privilege to address these dignitaries on this occasion of handing over to my successor.
I am happy to have Mr. Edwin Igbiti; a professional colleague and friend as a successor after two years of service as my Deputy President. He has proven to be a man of ethics and professionalism and I am immensely grateful to God who has preserved us to witness this day and this remarkable occasion.
During my tenure as the 50th President, Mr. Igbiti’s comradeship and understanding is one worth applauding, he exhibited professionalism and integrity which made the administration a sensation and with good memories for the future.
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I appreciate you for being part of our history today. Mr. Igbiti is a tenacious and resilient leader and his reign will be beneficial to the Institute. I can confidently say this because of his trajectory of success in various positions and capacities occupied in the industry.
Mr. Igbiti, as you embark upon your new responsibilities, I urge you not to rest on your oars. The reward for success is more hardwork. This office provides you another opportunity to employ your wealth of expertise to broaden the scope of the Institute and contribute hugely to the growth of the insurance industry.
Please accept my warm congratulations and my best wishes as you take up this mantle of leadership.
Once again, I appreciate all our distinguished guests and dignitaries here today.
Thank you for your time and attention. Let us have a memorable investiture ceremony.
Thank you and God bless you.
Sir. (Dr.) Muftau O. Oyegunle, ACII, FIIN
Immediate Past President
Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria