Monday, 3 July 2017


Professor Yemi Osibanjo, SAN, GCON
The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has consented to declare open, the 2017 National Insurance Conference under the aegis of Insurance Industry Consultative Council (IICC) holding from July 9 to 11 at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

Others expected to attend the conference with the theme: “Nigerian open for Business” include the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, who will give the goodwill message with Commissioner for Insurance, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Alhaji Mohammed Kari as the Chief Host.

Others include Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelama, Chairman, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony Elumelu; Chairman, Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Alhaji Kyari Bukar; Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Joseph Nnanna, amongst others.

According to the Planning Committee Chairman for this year’s conference, Shola Tinubu, at a media briefing in Lagos, the conference is meant to apprise the public with activities preparatory to the conference.

According to him, the conference is the third in the series since its conception by the Insurance Industry Consultative Council (IICC), which is the amalgamation of all the constituent arms of the insurance industry, including the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria (ILAN), Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) and the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), which serves as the co-coordinating arm.

He said the conference is one of the programmes of the IICC aimed at fostering intellectual and professional development of insurance practitioners and further creating a platform for networking and exchange of ideas between industry operators and critical stakeholders in the nation’s economy.

He said: “The 2017 conference is being organised to further underscore the aim of the industry to continually upscale the knowledge of insurance operators and other professionals in the financial services sector as well as other stakeholders about contemporary dynamics in the economic development of the country and the globe generally. The conference would also highlight the catalytic roles, which the industry in achieving financial inclusion and by so doing, accelerating its contributions to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).”

He disclosed that the conference was designed to arouse the interest of stakeholders on contemporary dynamics in the economic development of the country and globally, adding that the conference would also highlight the catalytic roles which insurance could play to the nation’s economy. (Authority)