The Nigeria Insurers Association (NIA) yesterday changed its mantle of leadership as Mr Eddie Efehoha, the Managing Director, Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc.stepped in as the newly elected chairman of the association.

Efekoha took over from GUS Wiggle who has meritoriously served the association for two years. Efekoha before now was the deputy chairman of the association.

In his inaugural  speech immediately after his swearing in  ceremony at the association 45th annual general meeting held in Lagos, Efekoha assured to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessors.
I want to assure you that during my tenure, I intend to build on the achievements of my predecessors in office. I am aware of the fact that the assignment is daunting therefore I call on all my colleagues to join me to reflect on our past, critically assess the present and look forward to the future with greater hope and enthusiasm”, he said.
He disclosed that his administration will focus on four critical  areas which is embedded in the theme; “Sustainable Market Development Through Stakeholders Engagement”.
He highlighted these core areas to include; Stakeholders’ engagement with policy makers at the Judiciary, the Legislature and other relevant Agencies of the government, as well as regulatory institutions and industry players and enforcing market discipline amongst key industry players which will involve engagement with colleagues and partners in the industry to encourage market development and continuity in the industry.

Others include  review of the NIA constitution to make it more dynamic in response to the changing business environment and other current projects embarked upon by the Association most importantly the NIA Building Project.

“We will deal with these matters to the best of our abilities but where we make mistakes may you find a space in your heart to forgive us. To prevent mistakes from occurring we will need your prayers, support and wise counsel always”, he pleaded.