The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), has revealed plans to register all its interested members into the Nigerian German Business Association (NGBA), and the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).
The NCRIB President, Shola Tinubu, affirmed this at a press conference in Lagos, adding that overtures are being made to strategic institutions by the Council to propagate insurance broking.
He also the NCRIB team would be visiting the high echelon of the Nigeria Police, to leverage on the training avenues for insurance awareness, stressing that same strategy is being contemplated for sister institutions.
The NCRIB boss said based on its in-road into the high profile National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, it has been given another opportunity to deliver a talk at the Institute, adding that the opportunity would boost brokers’ corporate image by enhancing the relevance of the profession.
The broker said: “As part of our agenda, we will open up retailing business, which will increase insurance penetration. The Council will also continually invent ingenious programmes and explore opportunities for our members to enhance their interest and commitment to the NCRIB as their professional body.”
He noted that the Council would ensure institution building by looking holistically into the structure within the purview of the law, aimed at building an enduring framework.
Tinubu added that he was looking forward to the Council being able to relate with other regulatory bodies without interference.
“We shall encourage members to embrace ethical practices, promote self-regulation, and strengthen the investigation and disciplinary committees of the Council to be able to meet the daunting task of entrenching sound discipline and ethics among our members.
Tinubu said the Secretariat has also accelerated its communication with members through fortification of its social media and other information technology platforms, to make them drive better value for the Council.
“It is heart warming that an officer of the Secretariat has now been designated to attend specifically to enquiries of members. Furthermore, approvals have been given for the Secretariat to produce a robust IT platform for membership that would enable online interactions between the Secretariat and members as obtainable in progressive institutions,” he said.
On the relationship with NAICOM, he noted that the NCRIB Joint Technical, Legal and Micro Insurance Committee, have met to fine-tune the new regulations on Corporate Governance and Guidelines on micro insurance proposed by NAICOM. He hoped that the far reaching suggestions by the Council would serve as good inputs into the guideline, eventually.