History is to be re-enacted in the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) as the Council will be investing its second female President in 57 years of existence.
Dr. (Mrs.) Bola Onigbogi, an astute Insurance professional and Broker for more than two decades will be taking over the mantle of leadership of the Council at a time when the Council needed to further entrench its position in the nation’s economy as an inevitable link in all insurance placements.
She had served on the Board of the Council on strategic committees, peaking with the position of Deputy President from where she would be installed President. The investiture would be attended by the crème of the professions, commerce, organized private sectors and government. It is expected that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo would be the Special Guest of Honour while the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi would be the royal father, among others.
It will be recalled that Mr. Tinubu emerged as the 19th President of the Council in October, 2017, and he has served for a period of two years as stipulated by the constitution of the Council.
Mr. Tinubu’s tenure would be remembered for furthering institution building and effective manpower development of members, effective inter-industry and international relations, corporate process and procedures, giving the Council and its members an enhanced image in the eyes of the public.
Aside from consolidating on the progress and accomplishments of her predecessors, Mrs Onigbogi’s tenure as president would most likely focus on enhancement of the image of Insurance Brokers for better acceptability and the promotion of professionalism to allow them stave off challenges besetting intermediaries from IT.
Born in Ilesa, Osun State, she is a Chartered Insurance practitioner, educationist, hotelier and philanthropist.
In a twist of fate and destiny, Bola Onigbogi found herself in the field on insurance having gained employment with Limo Insurance Brokers Ltd as a Senior Superintendent rising from the position of Senior Superintendent to Assistant General Manager, General Manager and Deputy Chief Executive in 1996.
Fired by strong entrepreneurial spirit, Dr. Onigbogi started her own insurance broking company, CBO Insurance Brokers Ltd, where she has been the Managing Director and CEO till date. .
A highly versatile profession, Dr. (Mrs) Onigbogi’s intellect and social relationship earned her strategic roles and positions in several social and professional orgnisations. Aside from being a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria (IMC) and Past President of the Busy Bees Society of the Cathedral of Church of Advent, Life Camp, Abuja, Dr. Onigbogi is the First Female President of the Hotel Owners Forum Abuja (HOFA) during which she provided effective leadership to the over 600 strong members of the Association.
A member of the Faculty of Insurance Broking of the CII London, Dr. Onigbogi was also Chairman of the Abuja Chapter of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and the Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA), during which she recorded landmark feats. She was also a notable member of the Women in Insurance Broking.
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