L-R: Chairman, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Kano Chapter, Mr. Mustapha Abba; CIIN President, Lady Isioma Chukwuma; Emir of Kano, HRH Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, and CIIN Director-General, Mr. Richard Borokini, during a courtesy visit to the Emir’s Palace in Kano recently.
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Thursday challenged insurance operators in the country to upscale the drive in the area of awareness creation as Insurance penetration in Nigeria is very low compared to what obtains in other countries.
The Emir disclosed this when the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) paid a courtesy visit to his palace to donated 100 copies of the Institute’s published ‘Insurance Textbook for Secondary Schools’ as part of move to improve insurance education in the country.
Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, used the opportunity to call on business community especially, those in the northern region to embrace insurance as a matter of necessity in order to avoid total losses in the event of unforeseen occurrences.
In a similar vein, the Institute also donated 400 copies of the ‘Insurance Textbook for Secondary Schools’ to the Kano State Ministry of Education which was received by the Permanent Secretary of the Kano State Ministry of Education, Alhaji Dan lami Garba.
Speaking during the presentation of the books, Lady Isioma Chukwuma, CIIN President, explained that the donation was borne out of the institute’s desire to further strengthen the teaching and study of Insurance in Nigeria.
She stressed that the Institute is desire to partner with the Kano State Ministry of Education to train prospective insurance teachers in the state on how to effectively teach insurance at the secondary school level.
The CIIN President said that the campaign is part of the Institute’s statutory functions as enshrined in Act No 22 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in February 1993.
In his response, the Permanent Secretary of the Kano State Ministry of Education, Alhaji Dan lami Garba, expressed the state government’s appreciation and assured that the Ministry of Education will embrace the study of insurance as a subject in its schools, adding that the gesture will encourage students to take up insurance as a subject.
He expressed the state’s commitment to partnering the Institute in training of prospective insurance teachers stating that the objective is to have at least one insurance teacher in each of the schools in the state.
In the same vein, Director-General, CIIN, Mr. Richard Olutayo Borokini, said that the institute is committed to take its insurance education and awareness drive to other parts of the country.
It will recall that the CIIN insurance education awareness campaign has taken place in Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti, Kwara, Edo, Rivers and Imo states respectively.
The visit to Kano state culminated with the investiture of Mr. Mustapha Abba as the Chairman of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Kano Chapter along with other members of the Chapter executives.
The CIIN President, Lady Isioma Chukwuma on administering the Oath of Office to the executives charged them to offer selfless service by replicating the Institute’s programmes and events on a local level.