The executive officers of the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents (NAIPCO) at inauguration pledged to enhance the unity of the Association and at the same time promote the growth of the insurance and pension industries.
The elected officers elected to pilot the affairs of the Association for the next two years are: 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 were 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).
Speaking at the event which took place at the Radisson Hotel, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Universal Insurance Plc,, Mr. Benedict Ujoatuonu, commended the Association “for their great job in projecting the insurance and pension industries to the Nigerian populace.”
The MD/CEO of Universal Insurance, represented by the Company’s Secretary and Head of Corporate Communications Department, Chinedu Onyilimba, pledged the company’s commitment to always collaborate with NAIPCO “to advance the course of insurance and pension industries in Nigeria.”
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc, another sponsor of the event, Mr. Olaotan Soyinka, who was represented by Deputy General Manager, Sales & Corporate Communications, Mr. Segun Bankole, charged the newly elected officers of NAIPCO to work for the common interest of the association and for the overall growth of insurance and pension industries.
Pledging the company’s unalloyed support, Soyinka said “You will recall that one of your 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.”
Also speaking, Head, Corporate Communications and Market Development, National Insurance Commission, ‘Rasaaq Salami, who commended NAIPCO for the election of new offers also charged the newly elected officers to work for the interest of the association and that of the industry.
He noted that NAIPCO’s contribution to the growth of the industry or otherwise will also rob off on the Association.
In their words of advice, past chairmen, former officers, and elders of the association, charged the officers to work hard for the unity of members and the progress of the Association.
The officers were also enjoined to demonstrate high level discipline, professionalism, while upholding the ethics of the profession in the discharge of their duties for the good image and integrity of the Association.
In her acceptance speech, the Chairperson of NAIPCO Mrs. Nkechi Naechie-Esezobor, promised not to fail and profusely called for the support and cooperation from to advance the mutual interest of the Association.