The newly-elected President of the Institute of Loss Adjusters of Nigeria (ILAN), Alhaji Olufemi Hassan, is planning to overhaul the institute by engaging the services of a Registrar as part of his agenda for his Presidency.
Hassan revealed this at the investiture ceremony organised in his honour by the institute recently in Lagos.
“In order to institute a vibrant and resourceful secretariat, your Council would overhaul the Secretariat by engaging the services of a Registrar as provided for in our Constitution; whilst existing part-time officers would gradually be eased off to take up other roles at committee levels in order to ensure optimal accomplishment of our set goals”, he said.
He added: “Adherence to issues bordering on good corporate governance, codes of conduct as relate to the business of insurance and adjusting should be our watchwords”.
Hassan enjoined customers including insurance companies, brokers and the insuring public to play the game by the rules one of which he said is the strict observance of utmost good faith in all “our dealings”, adding that the common health and wealth as insurance practitioners lies in this.
He noted that the importance capabilities of insurance claims adjusters in Nigeria re still relatively unknown which according to him is why Adjusters’ contributions to the economic and social wellbeing of the citizens and the enterprises including the insurance industry in Nigeria is rarely notices, often times, according to him, is misunderstood and unappreciated.
To improve on this, he said: “Arrangements are in top gear to expose the adjusters, first by joining hands with the insurance industry through the window of opportunity soon to be unveiled by insurance industry and the regulators – the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) aimed at improving the image of the industry through publicity and awareness creation.”
Hassan stated that within four weeks of his election as ILAN President, he has seen to immediate activation of the Institute’s website “because of the pivotal role information and communication technology play in the success of modern day business and other serious human endeavours.”
He said this became necessary in order to return the institute and its members’ companies to local and international visibility in the emerging businesses and socio-economic environment, promising to strengthen relations with other arms and stakeholders of the industry.
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