L-R: Head, Retail Group, Universal Insurance PLC, Anthony Okafor; Head Corporate Communications, Sovereign trust Insurance PLC, Segun Bankole; Chairperson of NAIPCO, Mrs. Nkechi Naeche-Esezobor; Director, Communication, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Rasaaq ‘Salami; Company’s Secretary and Head of Corporate Communications Department, Universal Insurance PLC, Chinedu Onyilimba, Head, marketing, Universal Insurance PLC, James Olatunji Oyebayo, at the inuguration of newly elected executives of NAIPCO held today at Radisson hotel, Ikeja Lagos.
The Management of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc has reiterated that the mission of the company is to enhance the everyday life of customers while creating exceptional value for shareholders.
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Olaotan Soyinka disclosed this at the inauguration of the new executive members of the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents, (NAIPCO), in Lagos, jointly sponsored by Sovereign Trust Insurance plc; Anchor Insurance Limited, and Universal Insurance Plc.
Soyinka noted that Sovereign Trust, is committed to innovative products and services that will improve the life of customers even as it has created an enhanced Third Party Motor insurance policy for the insuring public.
Soyinka who was represented by Deputy General Manager, Sales & Corporate Communications, Mr. Segun Bankole said: “Our mission is to enhance the everyday life of our customers through innovative insurance and financial services while creating exceptional value for our shareholders.
“As an organisation, we have been driven by our vision and mission and that attest to the fact that some of the profitable oil and gas businesses in the country, we can beat our chest that we are one of the proud underwriters in that regard.”
Cross section of Naipco members at the inuguration..
On the enhanced Third Party Motor insurance, Soyinka said: In terms of innovation, we have the product called the Enhanced Third Party Motor Insurance. We taught of the usual third party whereby when a claim occurs; it is only the third party that gets the benefit of having his or her vehicle repaired. But with our enhanced third party, which is just N7,500 per annum, you have the third party being insured in case of any damage to the tune of N1 million and the insured himself or herself has that limit of liability up to the tune of N500 thousand.”
According to Soyinka, the reason for the enhanced third party motor cover is to protect their customers.
“What was the reason behind the enhanced third party motor cover? You will agree with me that economic wise, the country is not smiling. So we lost people who would rather not continue with their insurance due to the economic situation of the country. So we deemed it fit that instead of losing a particular client, we should still be able to keep them in our dragnet. So customers will still have the feel that they have insurance. Although it is not comprehensive but at least the customer is still covered.”
Soyinka stressed that Sovereign Trust will continue to support NAIPCO, adding “You will recall that one of our journalists recently had an accident. Incidentally, he has a third party policy with us, but the person that bashed his car has a third party with another company. We have been trying to see how we can help him get his claims sorted out as fast as possible. Extending that hand of fellowship is so critical to the success of our organisation. We do not in any way underestimate what you represent in the Nigerian society as journalists. So we are solidly behind you and will continue to support you as an association.”
Meanwhile, the following officers were inaugurated to pilot the affairs of the Association for the next two years: Nkechi Naeche-Esezobor, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Business Today (Chairman); Ngozi Onyeakusi, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Super News Online (Vice Chairman); Rosemary Iwunze, Insurance/Pension Editor, Vanguard Newspaper (General Secretary).
Others are Edet Udoh, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, the Revealer Online (Assistant General Secretary); Adejoke Adeyemi, Insurance and Pension Editor, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) (Treasurer); Matthew Otoijagha, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Business Wrap Online (Financial Secretary); and Amaka Obiefuna, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, News Corner Online (Public Relations Officer).