CIIN berates operators on disunity
Chuks Udo Okonta
The President Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) Dr Wole Adetimehin, has said the rift among insurance operators is inimical to the industry’s growth.
Adetimehin, who spoke in Ibadan, said the operators are loyal to the arms of the industry instead of working as professionals with a common stake.
He called on the practitioners to have a change of attitude, adding that the industry can only grow when all stakeholders show commitment to their profession.
He said: “My observation is that we are loyal to arms of our industry instead of seeing ourselves as professionals with a common stake, i.e brokers are loyal to Nigerian Council of Registered Brokers (NCRIB), underwriting staff to Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), adjusters to Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria (ILAN).
“We must shed this coat and put up a united front as one profession. Self-development is advocated for the individual and companies should reward the staff adequately when they acquire higher qualifications.”
He noted that the need for change of attitude and total commitment to the profession can note be over emphasized, adding that integrity and transparency should at all times be the guide for operators.
“We must refrain from unethical conduct and any infractions should be reported to the institute for disciplinary action to deter others and improve our perception,” he said.