CIIN Sensitises Corps Members on Insurance, Membership
The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) has sensitised members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on the need to become professional members of the Institute.
This, it said, is part of its mandate to boost insurance education, awareness as well as attract young graduates into the insurance industry.
Speaking at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Sagamu, Ogun State, the director general of CIIN, Mrs. Abimbola Tiamiyu; enlightened corps members on the benefits of insurance to individuals, businesses and the economy at large.
She added that, being a member of the institute comes with numerous advantages for the graduates, especially, those who have entrepreneur skills.
Insurance, she said, stands as the backbone of any civil society because it repositions an individual or business to its former foundation when eventualities occur, adding that, major instance is the #ENDSARS protest that resulted in massive destruction; as 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 been 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,” she pointed out.
The advanced level, she said, is the professional qualification awarded to experienced and expert market practitioners, adding that, in essence, becoming a member of the CIIN would give them an edge above others in the labour market as it makes them professionals.
While wishing the corps members the best as they journey through life, the DG concluded admonished them to be loyal to Nigeria and remain examplary ambassadors of the country wherever they go.