By NGOZI Onyeakusi


Media practitioners who participated in the recently concluded Insurance Correspondents training workshop have commended Leadway Assurance for the laudable initiative designed to improve their skills and knowledge about the insurance industry.

The training was organized by Leadway Assurance in partnership with the National Association of Insurance and Pension Correspondents (NAIPCO) as part of activities for the 2017 NAIPCO Conference.

Commending Leadway, Roland Okoro of Riskshield described the training as an initiative that was organized at the right time when the country is in need of balanced and accurate reporting.

“This platform provided by Leadway Assurance is indeed a positive one and is a valuable platform for knowledge acquisition for media practitioners,” Okoro added.

Other participants thanked the insurance company for the innovative program. According to them, the training will go a long way in improving the quality of reportage in the media.

The participants said: “Leadway has indeed proven their position as the leading insurance company in Nigeria through this workshop.”

“This is a creative platform for learning and capacity building for journalists. The quality of what I have learnt in the aspects of oil and gas as well as marine insurance will improve the quality of the output of my work. Indeed, this is an initiative that other organizations in other industries should emulate”.

While speaking on the training, the Executive Director, General Business, Leadway Assurance, Ms. Adetola Adegbayi reiterated the organization’s commitment to empowering media practitioners to attain world class standard in delivery of their profession.

According to Adegbayi, “the training was part of the Leadway’s contribution to improving the media sector through regularcapacity development trainings.”

President of NAIPCO commended Leadway for partnering the association and taking the initiative to organize the training workshop.

“This initiative by Leadway Assurance is a game changer which we are excited to partake in as an association. It will upgrade the standard of media practice in Nigeria and help drive positive changes through balanced and robust reportage,” Tolu-Kusimo further added.

The training workshop which is the maiden edition of the initiative focused on key areas including oil and gas insurance, marine insurance as well as legislations and policies in the insurance sector.