The newly inaugurated President of Nigeria Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), Mr Rotimi Edu, on Friday promised to focus on improving professionalism and welfare of members during his two-year tenure.
Edu made the pledge while delivering his acceptance speech at his investiture as the 21st president of the NCRIB in Lagos.
“Having engaged in wide range consultations amongst members of the council and some seasoned and well-meaning professionals, I have come up with ‘Broker Centrism’ as the focus of my tenure as president.
“This focus connotes that the insurance brokers’ welfare, progress and development, irrespective of their location and sizes, would be the vortex of all decisions and actions that would be taken throughout my tenure,” he said
According to him, the council under his leadership will also focus on financial solvency, strategic government and institutional relations, mentoring, corporate visibility susteinance and secretariat development.
The NCRIB president stated that the council’s executives would open channels of training needs for members within and outside the country and reinforce ties with existing institutions .
“It is longer news that the hallmark of all professions is in the continuous acquisition of knowledge and openness to new and evolving knowledge.
“The insurance brokers can definitely not be an exception being the main professional in the insurance value chain. Brokers under my tenure would be an encyclopedia of knowledge and professionalism, ” he noted.
The NCRIB president said that his team would also device strategic plans to reach out to educational institutions across the country and create awards and scholarships to those who have inclination towards insurance broking as a career.
Edu appreciated the pivotal roles played by the council’s past presidents and leaders of the council who, in spite of occasional daunting challenges, ensured that the council became an institution to reckon with .
He commended his predecessor, Dr Bola Onigbogi, whom he described as a true leader, excellent team player and pride of womanhood in the profession .
” I learned a lot from her strength of character and love for our noble council, having worked with her closely as her deputy, ” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Edu emerged as the 21st president of NCRIB following the expiration of the tenure of the outgone president, Onigbogi.