By Edet Udoh, Lagos
The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has announced plans to host the investiture of its 49th President, Eddie Efekoha, on Tuesday, in Lagos.
The Chairman of the Investiture planning committee, Sunny Adeda, who disclosed this at a press conference in Lagos, said the event which will be chaired by Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya will be attended by over 500 colleagues, friends and well-wishers.
He noted that Efekoha, has the right values and industry pedigree required to ensure the institute continues to play relevant roles in the insurance sector, describing him as a visionary leader whose years of experience in Insurance will be brought to bear on the institute and to the insurance sector as a whole.
He noted that Efekoha has served the Institute in various capacities since becoming a member in 1988, stressing that He was at various times the, Deputy President of the Institute; Governing Council Member since 2005; Treasurer of the Institute; Chairman Education Committee; Deputy Chairman, Membership Committee; Member, Merit Award Committee and Chairman, Board of College of Insurance and Financial Management.
Adeda maintained that as part of the Investiture Ceremony, a golf tournament has been put together by the Golfer friends of Efekoha, adding that the special golf event will hold on July, 28th 2018 at the Ikeja Golf Club.
“The choice of Ikeja is preferred according to him because the current Captain is a past President of our Institute. About 150 golfers from various clubs will be teeing-off in the morning to celebrate the new President of our Institute.
“There will be a closing dinner on the same day after the golf tournament. This event is aimed at bridging the gap between Insurance Practitioners and the Consumers of Insurance,” he said.
Deputy Director General of the Institute Mrs Uju Ndubuisi Chukwu, who represented the Director General, pointed out that the President’s passion for the industry had seen him rise through the ranks to become Managing Director of Consolidated Hallmark Insurance.