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Chuks Udo Okonta
The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) is leveraging its College of Insurance and Financial Management (CIFM) to conduct research on skill gap in the insurance sector that would enable practitioners identify key business areas to focus on.
The President of CIIN, Sir. Muftau Oyegunle, said this in an interview with Inspenonline, adding that the research would help advice professionals on classes of insurance business with huge potentials that can as well improve the fortunes of professionals.
He noted that the institute is keenly following trends in the economy and would continue to align its syllabus with current global trends.
He urged insurers to up their games by moving with the present trends. He added that individuals who failed to meet the skill requirements outlined by their firms, may be out of job.
“Two of the visions of setting up the College of Insurance, are education and research. When we had our retreat early this year, we gave the Rector of the College a directive that mandated the college to research in order to find out the technical needs of the industry. That report would be released to the industry very soon. We are working on that. We know research is part of our mandate and we are taking it very seriously. By the grace of God, before the end of my tenure, at least we must release our published research to the industry.” he said.