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The Association of Registered Insurance Agents of Nigeria (ARIAN) today Wednesday, unveiled a new logo, a move aimed at strengthening its brand.

The association also at the event in Lagos, presented awards to distinguished companies and individuals for their roles toward insurance growth and development.


The winners of the awards are: The Publisher of the medium, Chuks Udo Okonta, who was named the Best Journalist of the year 2016. Best company of the year award, went to Custodian & Allied Insurance Plc; ARIAN Man of the year was won by the Director-General, Nigerian Insurers Association, Sunday Thomas; the Managing Director, FBNInsurance Plc, Val Ojumah, won the Best Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the year while Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, was named the Best Agency of the year.

The President of the Association, Olamerun Gbadebo, at the event read his score card, stressing that in the past three years, the association under his leadership has raised the bar and attract the first class citizens of Nigeria to the coffers of the association.

He said the association has also increased insurance awareness; membership strength; created more chapters; reduced fake agents and increasing the license NAICOM agents; created new initiative e.g ARIAN Children’s Education Initiative; received four distinguished awards; created ARIAN black book to deter erring members and increased relevancy in the Industry and lot more.

“Dear Colleagues you can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s strategies and still be in business tomorrow. The dynamics of our business climate is gradually changing where everything that matters in the cloud, the internet and social media campaign is gradually building multi-billion naira organization with their skyscraper headoffice solely built in the cloud without any physical office.

“I have a daughter in this audience today named Omolola Omogoye who brought a whooping 70million naira insurance premium in one transaction and this transaction was closed through Facebook platform from someone she has never met from Adam’s. I can imagine how many busstops she has to pass through to meet this man ifFacebook was a street in Lagos. In a nut shell, the business is changing and if you want to maintain our relevancy in the Industry, we must research more, increase our appetite for knowledge by becoming a professional in the Industry and a taste of great ambition,” he added.