Training arm of the industry, The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has chronicled its 60 years of existence with launch of a compendium detailing its contribution to human capital development in Nigeria.
Eddie Efekoha, president, CIIN in his speech during the Institute’s Gala-Night to mark its 60th anniversary said the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria was established in August 1959 and charged with the general duty of determining the standards of knowledge and skills to be attained by persons seeking to become registered members of the Insurance profession in Nigeria.
Efekoha said the Institute remains committed to carrying out its major duty of catering for the manpower needs of the insurance Industry, having produced today 3,335 associates and 212 fellows.
With a charter status in February 1993, the CIIN has continued to provide a platform for industry excellence and remains a rallying point for insurance practitioners and stakeholders nationwide.
Also major for the institute is the establishment of the College of Insurance and Financial Management to enhance manpower development in the industry.
Efekoha while thanking the founding fathers and past leadership of the Institute, assured that as the 49th President of the Institute, I assure you on behalf of the governing council that we will ensure that the Institute continues to retain its pride of place within the Insurance Industry in Nigeria and beyond.
“We will encourage and involve our young professionals in the affairs of both the institute and the industry. Mentor them on the values of professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, which you, our elders, hold very dear to your hearts such that in another sixty years from now they would look back and say that they have neither disappointed you nor themselves.”