As part of its mandate to boost insurance education, awareness as well as attract young graduates into the insurance industry, the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has sensitised the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members on the need for them to become professional members of the Institute.
Speaking at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Sagamu, Ogun State, the Director General of CIIN, Mrs. Abimbola Tiamiyu, enlightened the Corps members on the benefits of insurance to individuals, businesses and the economy at large.
According to her, being a member of the Institute comes with numerous advantages for the graduates especially, those who have entrepreneur skills.
She said “Insurance stands as the back bone of any civil society because it repositions an individual or business to its former foundation when eventualities occur. A major instance is the #ENDSARS protest that resulted in massive destruction; those who had one form of insurance policies or the other were able to recover from the unfortunate incident.
“The beauty of insurance is that it gives peace of mind and the industry as a whole is very lucrative and viable. There are various professional career positions you can attain by being in the insurance industry. With entrepreneurial prowess, you can be an agent who markets insurance policies and earn commissions, insurance broker, loss adjuster, underwriter; consultant and much more.
“We have different entry levels at the CIIN. The foundation level qualification is suitable for those coming into the industry to gain the essential basic knowledge of the market, key discipline and products. The Intermediate level qualification recognizes technical development achieved by those with a growing understanding of the industry.
“The advanced level is the professional qualification awarded to experienced and expert market practitioners. In essence, becoming a member of the Institute would give you an edge above others in the labour market, it makes you a professional”, Mrs. Tiamiyu explained.
While wishing the Corps members the best as they journey through life, the Director General concluded her speech by admonishing them to be loyal to Nigeria and remain examplary ambassadors of the country wherever they go.