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Chuks Udo Okonta
The President, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) Sir. Muftau Oyegunle, has implored all insurance practitioners to regularly engage on fitness exercise and cultivate good lifestyle that would keep them healthy while they pursue their daily activities.
Oyegunle said this today at the fitness and health program organised by the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria in Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.
He submitted that the most important wealth needed by the practitioners is their health, stressing that exercise goes along way to keep people healthy.
“It is only when you are healthy that you can pursue your daily needs. We need to be healthy to pursue our basic needs. I am happy we had a good time today, for those that attended today’s event we have added a day to their lives,” he added.
He noted that due to COVID-19, the program was hosted at the stadium as against the previous events where participants parade the road and engage on awareness creation.
The CIIN boss posited that apart from the primary responsibility of paying claims, the next important responsibility undertaking by insurance practitioners is to advice people on risk management, adding that they carry out research on how people can reduce the impact of loses when it happen. Hence, exercise remains one of the the best thing they should do for their health.
He encouraged the practitioners and the public to cultivate healthy lifestyle, as it is also good for their health.
Dancing competition was conducted at the event and in the male category, Ebue Prosper from Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, emerged winner, while Osagie Egbon, of Old Mutual Insurance emerged as first runner up and Gideon Etim, of Unitrust Insurance company Limited took the third position.
In the female category, Fumilayo Oyeyipo of Old Mutual Insurance and Fumilayo Nosiru emerged joint winners.