By NGOZI Onyeakusi ….


Outstanding companies and individuals in insurance and pension sectors will get awards at the upcoming 2017 Conference of the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents(NAIPCO).
The conference billed to hold on 25th of October, 2017, at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, will be a gathering of stakeholders from the two sectors as well as their customers.
The shortlisted awardees were chosen after rigorous research and investigation into their financial performance and regulatory compliance.
Their performance in terms of balance sheet size, Premium income, Return on Investment, Pension Assets Under Management( for pension fund operators, clientele base and profitability were equally crucial factors to determine an awardee.
Also, they were examined on how impactful and innovative their products are, sizing the opinion of their respective customers who patronise their products.
On individual award, the awardees must have contributed to the growth and development of the sectors they play in through investment or advocacy.
The qualified companies and individuals are expected to be unveiled at the conference.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed Kari, will deliver the Keynote Address at the conference. Kari is expected to address the forum on the level of regulatory compliance of the insurance operators as well as policies of the National Insurance Commission(NAICOM) aimed at increasing insurance penetration and acceptance in the country.
The Acting Director General, National Pension Commission(PenCom), Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar and the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional and Arrangement Directorate(PTAD), Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, will also deliver keynote address.