From Edet Udoh, Lagos
The Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) have donated copies of : “Young Peoples’ Guide to Insurance” to students of Baptist Junior School and Baptist Senior Secondary School, Obanikoro as a way of promoting insurance awareness among students of secondary schools in Lagos State.
A statement by the Controller/Head, Human Resource, Administration and Corporate Communications NIA, Davis Iyasere, noted that the Director of Operations of the Association, Lanre Ojuola, who represented the Director General of the Association at the programme, Mrs. Yetunde Ilori, said the gesture was in commemoration of the Global Money week. It is an initiative of Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), an international non-governmental organization which is being championed in Nigeria by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with the 2019 theme:” Learn. Earn. Save.”
Speaking further on the topic and the need for the students to embrace insurance profession, he noted that insurance, being the oldest profession offers a wonderful opportunity for them to work and earn a living whilst also saving for the future.
He advised the students to embrace insurance culture at this early stage of their lives as it guarantees economic protection to them and their respective families should an unfortunate incident occur to the policy holder especially in case of untimely death, their continued education and economic help at old age through investment in various insurance products that guarantees good interest yield over a long period of time.
Also speaking at the occasion, Deputy Director General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Mrs. Uju Chukwu urged the students to choose insurance as the professionoffers them the opportunity to work in any sector of the economy.
“When you study insurance or you qualify as a chartered Insurer, you have the opportunity to work in any sector of the economy. Whether in aviation, oil & gas, banking, manufacturing or engineering, insurance is relevant,” she said.