CIIIN: A revolution in Insurance library system berths

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The President and Chairman of Council, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Mrs. Funmi Babington-Ashaye, has delivered a world class electronic library to the body.

According to a statement, the e-library forms part of her achievements in office.

“The library, sitting on the third floor of the institute’s head office on Lagos Street in Ebute-Meta, is equipped with state of the art facilities, comparable to what can be found in the library of other insurance institutes abroad,” the statement said.

Speaking during the unveiling of the e-library, Babington-Ashaye stated that it was a fulfilment of her vision to provide a conducive study centre in the secretariat, where members could come in to do research and deepen their knowledge.

“With experiences drawn from other professional institutes abroad, including the CII United Kingdom, I feel accomplished that the institute in Nigeria can now boast of such a library of international standard. It is my belief that our members will take advantage of this facility to enhance their knowledge and update their skills for the benefits of the entire insurance industry,” she stated.

According to the statement, the CIIN under the watch of Babington-Ashaye recently completed the upgrade of the secretariat building, which started about two years ago, with the vision to provide the secretariat staff a decent and conducive environment to work.

When she assumed the presidency of the CIIN, she had stated that the choice of the theme, ‘Insurance: Imperative for education and enlightenment’, was informed by the need to confront lack of general awareness, which was the greatest challenge facing the profession and the industry.

“People lack knowledge about insurance and it is important in all human endeavours, including business undertakings,” she added.


Source: Punch