Chairman, Standard Chartered Insurance Brokers (Scib) Nigeria Ltd., Mr Ololabi Ogunlana, has advised new graduates of College of Insurance and Financial Management (CIFM) to acquire more skills in insurance.
Ogunlana gave the advice, last Wednesday at the third graduation ceremony of the college in Ibafo, Ogun State.
Ogunlana, speaking as the Special Guest of Honour, said that only dogged and thorough professionals could sell and retail clients in insurance business, just as he advised them to be good professionals and acquire more skills, noting that insurance was very difficult to sell.
Also, Rector of the College, Dr Yeside Oyetayo, said that the college would continue to impact on insurance industry positively.
“CIFM, through training and research, will improve Nigeria insurance industry landscape. Already, over 75 students trained by the college had secured employment in insurance firms. We encourage Nigerians to release their wards for insurance training in the college.’’
President, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Mrs Funmi Babington-Ashaye, lauded the graduands, urging them to uphold the virtues acquired from the college.
“You emerged at a time the insurance industry is highly in need of thorough professionals, do not disappoint. The council of CIIN has agreed to give 50 per cent of its grants to support the college in order to take CIFM to lofty heights,” Babington-Ashaye said.
In his remarks, Mr Eddie Efekoha, Chairman, Governing Board of CIFM, implored the graduands to uphold the ethical practice, saying that the institute abhorred unethical behaviours.
The Guest Speaker, Mr Babatunde Mimiko, urged the graduands to make right choice.
Mimiko, who is an Executive Director, FBN Insurance General Ltd., said that right choice would push them into limelight.
14 students graduated with Diploma in insurance from the college.