As end of this year is gathering momentum, the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents (NAIPCO) with self-made mandate of annual conference is set to converge Insurance and pension stakeholders at the 2021 Annual Conference to discuss on COVID-19 Impact On Financial Inclusion; Opportunities for Insurance and Pension Sectors.
In a statement sent and endorsed by Conference Planning Committee, Chairman, saying The conference will hold at Oriental Hotel, Lekki Road, Lagos on Thursday, October 14, 2021.
While, the Chairman of the association, Mr. Chuks Udo Okonta, disclosed that the theme of this year conference is apt as the country continue to grapple with the multiplier effects of COVID-19 on the entire economy as well as financial service sector.
This, Okonta stressed, has led to disruption of the entire financial space of which insurance and pension should play critical roles in financial inclusion and emancipation of Nigerians.
To this end, he said, experts from the insurance and pension sectors as well as the financial service sector have been invited to deliberate on the theme extensively.
“To make the event live up to expectations, the Former Director General, Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC), Mrs. Folashade Onanuga is expected to be the Keynote Speaker while the pioneer Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom) and Chairman, Polaris Bank Limited, Mr. Ahmad Muhammed; Commissioner for Insurance/CEO, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Mr. Sunday Thomas; Director General, National Pension Commission (PenCom), Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar are Special Guests of Honour.
Also, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Prestige Insurance Brokers Limited, Prince Feyisayo Soyewo, is to chair the epoch event.
Similarly, Chairman, Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Mr Ganiyu Musa; Chairman, Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp), Mr. Wale Odutola; among others, have confirmed their presence at the event.
2021 NAIPCO Conference Planning Committee, Chairman, Mr. Modestus Anaesoronye, disclosed that awards would be given to individuals and companies who have distinguished themselves well in the insurance and pension sectors in the last financial year.
NAIPCO Chairman pleaded for supports from relevant stakeholders to make this event a huge success.
The Annual NAIPCO Conference comes up annually to deliberate on and proffer solutions to issues that affect the insurance and pension markets in Nigeria, Africa and the global stage, he reiterated.