By Favour Nnabugwu
For insurance industry to be positioned where it should be, the National Insurance Commission, Naicom have reached out to tertiary institutions, parastatals and state governors to propagate insurance.
Naicom have visited a good number of tertiary and it is still counting. Some if the ones reached out to are
the Polytechnic of Ibadan, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa; Rufus Giwa Polythecnic, Owo; Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi; Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida University; Enugu State University of Science and Technology; Kaduna State University and Federal Polytechnic Nassawara.
A lot of institutions have been assisted, one of which was the College of Insurance and Financial Management. We have done that in so many other institutions – the Polytechnic of Ibadan , Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa, Rufus Giwa Polythecnic, Owo, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Bauchi, Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida University, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Kaduna State University and Federal Polytechnic Nassawara.”
“All these institutions have been assisted in the development of their programs that can impact positively on insurance.”
“Recently we engaged the Federal Road Safety Corps, Honourable Minister FCT and Honourable Minister of Transport and the Governor of Ekiti State in this light. We also engaged with the Fire Service given the importance of buildings”
“These are some of the engagements we have been having because we are determined to make a difference and this cannot be done except with the assistance of everyone (Journalists).”
At this point, he implored the industry to look more on the publicity budget, “We want to encourage our operators to increase their budget for publicity”
Thomas added that as insurance remains one of the bedrocks of economy growth, people need to be aware of its importance to enable them maximize its benefits.
The CFI stated that continuous publicity is required to properly entrench insurance in the country.
He emphasised that insurance operators should make adequate budgetary provisions for creation of awareness on the enormous benefits derivable from insurance.
Thomas thanked nsurance journalists for their contributions and support to insurance growth through their reportage, whilst craving for more supports to enable the sector takes it rightful place in the economy.