The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) today unveiled the second edition of its insurance textbook for secondary schools and colleges, even as over 12, 000 of the book had been distributed across the six geo-political zones of the country through the various ministries of education and directly to such schools, since it was first launched.
President of the CIIN, Sir. Muftau Oyegunle, said at the unveiling in Lagos that all tertiary institutions offering insurance in Nigeria, Cameroon and The Gambia also received two sets of CIIN course books to support and encourage the student members of the Institute to take their professional examinations.
“We have domesticated all our insurance textbooks but we still maintain a very healthy relationship with the Insurance Institute of London because insurance is a global business.”
On the importance of insurance to the national economy, Oyegunle said: “Insurance helps the economy to grow. It is a business that builds national wealth. A business that helps people to beat poverty. Insurance is in the interest of our future. It is our collective responsibility to take insurance to the level of higher percentage of penetration like what obtains in other countries.
Oyegunle posited that his administration is poised to do more at the institute and the College therefore, the Director General and the Rector are geared to deliver optimally.
He said there would be mentoring programme this year, adding that to ensure the institute and CIFM deliver all programmes in line with set vision, his administration would not rest until all set targets are achieved in all ramifications.