By Favour Nnabugwu
All is set for the 2022 Conference of the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents, NAIPCO as some of the executives among panelists on extending coverage to Small and Medium Scale, SMEs operators through micro insurance and micro pensionare coming live on November 3, 2022
Some of the Executives include Chief Executive Officer, Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria, (PenOp), Mr. Oguche Agudah and Managing Director, Enterprise Life, .Mrs Funmilayo Omo
Others expected to speak are Mr. Niyi Onifade, Managing Director of Heirs Life Insurance Limited and managing director/CEO of NLPC Pension Fund Administrator (NLPC PFA), Samuel Abolarin.
With the theme: “On-boarding Small and Medium Scale Enterprises into Micro Insurance and Pension Space in Nigeria.” the conference will hold at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road, Lagos.
The event will also feature the unveiling of NAIPCO New Name and Logo to stakeholders in both sectors of the economy.
Chairperson of NAIPCO, Mrs Nkechi Naeche-Esezobor, noted that the theme of the conference is apt as the SMEs sector has been the main driver and engine of growth of the Nigerian economy, and being the sector with the highest employers of labour, needs all the support to enable it continue to contribute significantly to the economy.
“Incidentally, the larger population of operators and employees in this space are left unattended to, with a lot of them not benefiting at all from the nation’s financial inclusion project, and this therefore underscores why the microinsurance and micropensions players should see this group as a growth asset,” Nkechi added.
According to her, experts, stakeholders and the general public will converge on the conference to proffer solutions on the way forward.