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Chuks Udo Okonta
The new President of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) Kayode Okunoren, today unveiled his nine-point agenda that would help take the broking sector to lofty heights.
He disclosed this at his investiture in Lagos, stressing that he would be committed to taking insurance broking practice and the NCRIB higher than he met them.
According to him, professionalism; mentorship; improved collaboration with national insurance commission and other governmental bodies; increased tempo of lobby with government and other stakeholders; greater positive collaboration with government; aggressive advancement of members’ interest; improved image of brokers; international relations and man-power development would be his core mandate.
“I decided to code name this tenure “A Regime of Consolidation and Progress”. This is borne out of the need to consolidate on the solid and positive contributions of our past Presidents and Leaders, as well as move the Council positively forward. Similarly, I have articulated a thrust of office that will remain a “covenant” between members of my team and the generality of our membership, as well as serve as a trajectory for measuring our accomplishments in office,” he said.
He vowed to devote his experience, brain and brawn in serving the Council unselfishly as President, stressing that with supports from members, the next two years of his reign will be progressive and developmental.
He noted that the first consideration that will engage his attention as President is the advancement of professionalism in the Insurance Broking profession, adding that s the professional arm of the insurance industry, Insurance Brokers cannot afford to fail in being seen as professionals and acting as such.
“Permit me, however, to note that we shall view and promote professionalism in its holistic form. Whilst reckoning with the fact that paper qualification is the first step towards professionalism, more attention will be paid to issues such as ethical adherence, image, comportment, business relationship amongst operators and continuous education to buoy up the competencies of Brokers. In fact, we shall promote a blend of learning and interpersonal relationships,” he added.