Eddie Efekoha, President CIIN
Dear Professional Colleague,
On behalf of the Governing Council of our Institute, I wish to convey our best wishes to you our distinguished member in appreciation of your concerted efforts in moving the Institute to greater heights in 2018.
I want to sincerely thank you for your contributions and participation in the Institute’s programmes during the past year with special reference to the Professionals’ Forum, Education Seminar, the Graduation Ceremonies of both the Institute and the Centre for Insurance and Financial Management Studies (CIFMS), the Fitness Walk, the Ramadan Tafsir and the Annual Christmas Carol to mention a few. The successes recorded in all these programmes were due to the support and cooperation of members of the Institute for which we are immensely grateful.
We have entered a new year, 2019, that is so special to the Institute. In 2019, the Institute will be 60. It is a year of reflection on the Institute’s journey through the years and its evolution as the premier professional body in Nigeria. As a body, we are committed to the growth of the Insurance Industry and will not relent in our contribution to promoting the Insurance industry agenda.
As you will recall, the theme of my Presidency is focused on Advancing Insurance Education and Professionalism. We have joined hands with all the stakeholders in the Insurance Industry to explore all avenues to re-position our Industry for greater relevance in the nation’s economy by advocating for ethical practice and constant professional development. This is consistent with our mission to provide world-class manpower with the highest standard of professional and ethical training for operating effectively and efficiently in the Nigerian and International business environment.
Indeed, the year 2019 will likely throw up a lot of interesting challenges as it is an election year. Nevertheless, there still promises to be a lot of risk elements for Insurance outfits to take advantage of. My advice to you, our esteemed member, is to seize the initiative and explore as well as exploit all areas of business generation that the year will present in various forms. Creativity must come to the fore in offering products and services to your target audience. Most importantly, we must embrace professionalism and best practices and also uphold the Institute’s Ethics and Values in the course of our business dealings in 2019.
The Institute belongs to all of us who wear the identity of Insurance Professionals. It is my hope that as stakeholders, we will continue to lift the Institute higher by actively participating to make the Institute’s programmes and activities in 2019 more successful than the previous year.
Thank you for your support in making the past year so memorable. We look forward to a peaceful and successful year 2019.
Yours in Service,
Eddie A. Efekoha, FCII, FIIN
President/Chairman of Council
Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria