THE President of the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, NCRIB, Ayodapo Shoderu has lamented the poor attitude of Nigerians to insurance, saying it is unfortunate that people do not care to protect themselves and their assets by way of insurance.
Speaking at the 2015 Chief Executive Officers’ Retreat of the NCRIB in Benin City, Edo State, recently, Shoderu also implored agencies of government to patronise the insurance industry to reduce economic wastage.
He also called on the new administration under President Muhammadu Buhari to give premium attention to risk protection as basis for wealth creation for Nigerians.
Shoderu said “If given adequate support as in other climes, the insurance industry in Nigeria has the capability of creating no fewer than 5,000 jobs on a yearly basis, by so doing, reducing unemployment and accelerating national economy.”
Meanwhile, Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, urged the NCRIB and the entire insurance industry to accelerate the tempo of public awareness and strategic engagement of all sectors of the Nigerian economy as it obtains in developed countries of the world.
Represented by the Commissioner for Finance, John Inegbedion, the governor said that poor awareness about the value of insurance had always militated against the engagement of insurance by government and its agencies.
The NCRIB delegation had earlier visited the Secretary to Edo State Government, Professor Julius Ihonvbere in his office.

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