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Chuks Udo Okonta
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has expressed its readiness to forge better collaboration with the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) in order to open up the organised private sector to the values of Insurance.
The President of the Chamber, Dr. Michael Olawale-Cole gave the assurance when members of the Council’s delegation, led by its President, Rotimi Edu, mni paid a courtesy visit on the Chamber in Lagos.
Dr. Olawale-Cole opined that the Chamber, one of the foremost and formidable financial advocacy platforms would be offered to insurance brokers to propagate knowledge about the values of insurance to business and commerce.
The Chamber’s President who noted that the two organisations would have a lot to do together under his administration as the President, urged members of the NCRIB to join LCCI, the second oldest chamber of Commerce in Africa.
Also speaking, NCRIB President, Rotimi Edu, mni stated that the visit of the Council to LCCI was part of the Council’s strategic engagement with professional bodies in a bid to broaden the frontiers of its relevance among the organized private sector in Nigeria.
Edu urged that the Chamber should use its platform to educate its members on the importance of all the compulsory insurances, added that insurance industry was not yet where it should be in terms of patronage and public acceptance.
He said, “we will appreciate that your Chamber get the NCRIB involved in some of your programs both at international and national levels by giving room for the Council to tell the story. If the Chamber preaches this to all its members, it will ensure comfortability in times of claims.