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In an anticipated event, the Nigerian Association of Insurance and Pension Editors (NAIPE) has unveiled plans for its 8th annual national conference, aimed at delving into the crucial role of the insurance and pension sectors in driving sustainable economic growth under the country’s new government. With a focus on the theme “Role of insurance and pension sectors in building sustainable economic growth under the new government,” the conference will bring together esteemed chieftains in the industry to explore innovative strategies and opportunities.

At the forefront of this intellectual gathering is the distinguished Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of APT Securities and Funds Limited, Mallam Kasim Kurfi, who has been appointed as the keynote speaker. Renowned for his expertise and insights, Kurfi is expected to provide valuable perspectives on the nexus between insurance, pension, and economic prosperity.

Joining Kurfi on the panel are several luminaries from the sector, including Mr. Eddie Efekoha, President of the West African Insurance Companies Association and Group Managing Director of Consolidated Hallmark Insurance, and Mr. Olumide Oyetan, President of the Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria. Alongside them will be Mr. Shola Tinubu, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Scib Insurance Brokers, and Ms. Prisca Soares, former Secretary General of the African Insurance Organisation.

Other notable panelists include Mr. Samuel Abolarin, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NLPC, Mr. Dave Oduanu, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Access Pension, and Mr. Wale Odutola, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of ARM Pension. With such a distinguished lineup, the conference promises to offer diverse perspectives and comprehensive insights into the vital contributions of insurance and pension to the nation’s economic landscape.

Scheduled to take place in September in Lagos, the conference has already garnered attention and is set to feature prominent figures from the regulatory domain as well. The Special Guests of Honour include Mr Sunday Thomas, the Commissioner for Insurance, and Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar, Director-General of the National Pension Commission. Their presence adds weight to the event and signifies the significance of the discussions ahead.

Commenting on the remarkable lineup of speakers and panelists, Mrs. Nkechi Naeche-Esezobor, Chairperson of NAIPE, expressed her confidence in their knowledge and expertise, highlighting that they are well-equipped to address the conference’s central theme. As the event approaches, anticipation mounts as stakeholders and industry experts eagerly await the outcomes of this conference and its potential to shape the future of Nigeria’s insurance and pension sectors in the pursuit of sustainable economic growth.


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