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Chuks Udo Okonta
It was a joyous moment for staff, management and board of First Standard Insurance Brokers Limited as dignitaries from different fields of endeavour gathered today in Lagos to celebrate and applaud them on the occasion of unveiling of their prestigious ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification, bagged recently.
The well attended event was graced by dignitaries from the National Assembly; National Insurance Commission (NAICOM); Lagos State Government; Nigerian- American Chamber of Commerce; Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA); Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN); Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA) amongst others.
Each of the dignitaries took time to applaud the firm for distinguishing itself by seeking to align with global best practices.
The Commissioner for Insurance, Sunday Thomas, lauded the firm for the great feat.
Thomas who was represented by a top executive in NAICOM, Kenneth Egun, implored other insurance practitioners to emulate the firm by seeking to operate according to global best practices, adding that such intention would lead to prompt settlement of genuine claims; reduce non-compliance and enhance profitability.
Chairman House Committee on Insurance and Actuarial Matters, Hon. Darlington Nwokocha, applauded the firm for setting a legacy which other broking firms have to emulate.
President of NCRIB, Rotimi Edu, President, CIIN, Edwin Igbiti, Director-General, NIA, Mrs. Yetunde Ilori, presentative of Lagos State Government; Royal Father of the Day,HRM,Oba(Dr.) Olufolarin Olukayode Ogunsanwo JP Telade IV ,The Alara of Ilara; Director General, Nigerian- American Chamber of Commerce, Gbenga Adebija all applauded the firm for the great feat.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, First Standard Insurance Brokers Limited, Mrs Adetayo John-Fishers just, in her speech said on behalf of the Board and Managements of the firm, she was most delighted to welcome the guest to the auspicious occasion of formally announce a significant achievement in its existence with the announcement and unveiling of the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification.
“With all sense of humility, we consider the achievement to be a major milestone worthy of formal presentation to this esteemed gathering made of the crème de la crème of the Andrew society and the professions.
“In one way or the other, we consider you integral to our success story either as government representative(s), professionals, regulator(s), partnerships,(insurers or reinsurers), clients, mentors, coaches, family or well-wishers.
“In March 2022, FSIB attained 20 years of a very successful business operation in Nigeria. Acknowledging the help of God in these years, our organisation has been opportune to provide both insurance and reinsurance services across sectors of the economy to clients ,engaging in leadership position. This includes but not limited to Aviation insurance, for the fastest growing airline in Africa, Oil and Gas including National producer ,the public sector in for the largest life insurance scheme in Nigeria, financial institutions including the bankers bank, State governments, construction companies, telecoms, hospitality, the health sector including the newest and best equipped private health care provider in our nation, various SMEs and high net worth individuals amongst many others,” she said.
The First Standard Insurance Brokers boss, submitted that the partners have played very important roles that hallmarked the firm into what it is today, whilst pledging the firm’s commitment and assurance to keep the flag flying.