L-R: Deputy President of The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), Mr Babatunde Oguntade presenting the 60th Anniversary Mascot to Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, Mrs Folashade Olufisayo, during the visit of NCRIB Research and Development Committee to the Commissioner in Lagos. With them is the Executive Secretary/CEO of the NCRIB, Mr Tope Adaramola
The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers has advanced plans for sustainable engagement with the Lagos State Government for the promotion of insurance by secondary school students in the state.
The Council took this step when its delegation visited the State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
In her welcome address, the state Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo rued the poor acceptance of insurance generally in the society despite the huge potentials of the profession
Nevertheless, she opined that providers of insurance needed to be more proactive in stimulating the interest of the youth in insurance subject
Adefisayo disclosed that the comprehensive school project of the Lagos State Government should be utilized by the Council and the insurance industry generally to provide hands-on training for students of the peculiar schools towards making them self-reliant as against obsession for certificate.
Commissioner for education advised the industry on the need to rethink and re-engineer as a way of making insurance a favourable option for the youth
In response, the Deputy President of the Council, Mr. Babatunde Oguntade regretted the slow acceptance of insurance as a subject in the curriculum of secondary school and noted that the Brokers body craved the support of the State Ministry of Education to change the narrative positively
L-R: Mr Ayo Akande, a Council Member of The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), Mr Tunde Oguntade, Deputy President (NCRIB); Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo; the Executive Secretary/CEO of the NCRIB, Mr Tope Adaramola and Mr. Obinna Chilekezie, a member of NCRIB, when the delegation of the Research and Development Committee of the Council visited the Education Commissioner in her office in Lagos
Oguntade who is also the Chairman of the Research and Development Committee of the Council opined that against noxious beliefs about insurance, the profession was one that accommodated diverse people from varied educational backgrounds which ultimately provides basis for the richness of the profession
He applauded the Lagos State Government for its undying enthusiasm to support the move by the Council to synergise efforts with the state government in fashioning a robust curriculum for insurance education that would stimulate the interest of secondary school students.