By NGOZI Onyeakusi


The National Insurance Commission(NAICOM), the National Pension Commission(PenCom) and the Lagos State government have endorsed the upcoming 2017 Conference of the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents(NAIPCO).
The conference is billed to hold on 25th of October, 2017, at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Lagos, with the two agencies will lead other professionals to the conference to discuss burning issues in insurance and pension sectors, while proffering solutions to challenges facing both industries and how they can enhance their contributions to economic growth. The stakeholders will also discuss legislation of the two sectors and its impacts on the people.
Investor and Industrialist, Chief Dele Fajemirokun, will chair the occasion, while, the Iyaloja of Lagos, Mrs. Folashade Tinubu-Ojo, will lead the delegation of market women and traders in Lagos State to grace the occasion.
The 3-in-1 event, designed to discuss burning issues bothering on the two sectors, will also accommodate the launch of the Association ‘s Quarterly Journal, NAIPCO Trumpet and Awards for deserving legendaries and operators of the insurance and pension sectors.
The theme of the conference, ‘Legislation of Pensions, Intrigues, Interest, Governance and The People’ would be delivered by the Lagos State Governor, Mr.. Akinwunmi Ambode, while the lead paper for the conference, ‘Insurance Legislation: Beyond Lawmaking’ will be delivered by the Managing Director, Leadway Assurance Ltd, Mr. Oye Hassan-Odukale.
Other papers to be delivered at the event are, ‘Insurance Consumption: The Apathy and Unknown Secret’ by Deputy Commissioner, NAICOM, Mr Sunday Olorundare Thomas; even as another theme titled ‘Boosting Customer Service Relations Between Insurance and Pension Operators’ would be delivered by Director General, Lagos State Pension Commission ( LASPEC), Mrs. Folashade Onanuga and ‘An Overview of Pension Administration in Nigeria’ is expected to be delivered by the Chairman, Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp), Mr Lounge Eguarekhide.
NAIPCO President, Mrs. Omobola Tolu-Kusimo, said the confab will focus more on how to bridge the gap between the public and the operators.
She stated that the motive behind organising the conference was to find a way of increasing insurance and pension awareness in the country as well as developing the sectors to increase consumer value and contribution to economy.
NAIPCO Journal, which would also be launched at the event, she added, is a project of the association also aimed at increasing insurance and pension awareness, adoption and penetration in the country.
She stressed that the pioneer edition of the magazine is already in the market, noting that the second edition, expected to be launched at the conference, will be a robust package for the industry.
At the event, 21 individuals and companies have been slated for award for their outstanding services and performance.