The Association of Registered Insurance Agents of Nigeria (ARIAN) has inaugurated a new chapter in Owerri, the Imo State capital, its President, Gbadebo Olameru has said.
According to him, the new chapter will enable the national secretariat to conduct the needed assessment to address some of its strategies towards the deepening of insurance.
Olameru said the association had also identified developmental strategies to take records of registered agents.
The chapter was tasked to consolidate and develop the agency network in Imo State and work with all stake holders to eradicate fake insurance and create working relationship with the state government by increasing internally generated revenue of the state and reduce the rate of unemployment by developing agency network initiative across the state.
He said: “It is our vision to see a strong and vibrant association with unlimited capacity to support the agency practitioner and improve the well-being of a successful insurance agent. It will also reduce fake agents around the country.
“This establishment is also in line with NAICOM’s Market Development and Restructuring Initiative (MDRI).”
He said the new excutive members of the chapter are: Chairman, Okereafor Chinedu; Vice Chairman, Ezeigbo Bush; and Secretary, Anunusor Sandra.
Olamerun said he was determined to expand the insurance agency networks, hence the initiative to do a nationwide sensitisation.
He further said the association was planning its yearly conference and annual general meeting for November.