CIIN Deputy DG; Mrs. Uju Chukwu, CIIN DG; Mr. Tayo Borokini, CIIN Council Member; Mr. Wale Onaolapo, CIIN President, Mrs Funmi Babington-Ashaye, and CIIN Council Members; Sir M.O Oyegunle and Mr. Jide Orimolade during a Press Briefing held by the CIIN President in Lagos.
The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has initiated a partnership model with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as part of long-term efforts to develop the insurance sector in Nigeria.
Mrs. Funmi Babington-Ashaye, the President and Chairman of Council of the CIIN said in Lagos yesterday that the partnership was part of the Institute’s ‘Catch-Them-Young’ initiative to create more awareness of insurance in the country. She said the Institute has also donated insurance textbooks to schools in 14 states across the country for the purpose of taking insurance education to the grassroots.
The CIIN president explained the Catch Them Young initiative as follows:
“More strategically, we have taken the insurance awareness campaign to the youths, the leaders of tomorrow. Our desire is to catch them young and imbibe in their consciousness the crucial roles insurance plays in human endeavours. As part of this initiative, the Council has developed a roadmap to drive the Institute’s proposed partnership with theNational Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Accordingly, the Institute has established contacts with the national headquarters of the NYSC, the Lagos, Ogun and Oyo state chapters to intimate them of the CIIN’s Catch-Them-Young Initiative. The pilot edition of the programme will kick-off at the Lagos state NYSC Camp during the November 2017 Orientation Exercise which starts today where a career talk will be organised for the benefit of Corps members. To facilitate continuous information dissemination, a CIIN Enquiry and Help Desk will be on ground throughout the duration of the orientation exercise. This initiative, which is designed to help attract young Nigerians into the insurance profession, will be replicated and sustained in other states of the Federation until it achieves a national spread.”