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By Aduragbemi Omiyale

One of the leading business platforms in the country, BizWatch Nigeria, will hold its first webinar series themed Building Financial Resilience with Insurance Solutions Amid COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

A statement issued by the organisation disclosed that the insurance webinar will be headlined by the founding CEO of Finterate Projects, a business-fitness consultancy firm, Ekerete Ola Gam-Ikon.

Mr Gam-Ikon, who is also the co-founder of Smart Coach Global Nigeria Limited, a progressive community of seasoned business coaches and brave entrepreneurs, will deliver the keynote address.

At the event, participants will get answers and insights to questions such as How can small business owners benefit from insurance packages? In a highly religious space like Nigeria, what can be done in tandem with faith to grow insurance subscription? Are there any lessons to be drawn from the COVID-19/#EndSARS saga? How effective has NAICOM been in harnessing and projecting the insurance sector?

With the COVID-19 disruption, households and small businesses need to make efforts to transfer their risks to protect themselves from uncertainties through insurance.

The Nigerian insurance industry is a massive industry covering various issues from fire to auto accidents, death, oil and gas leakages, and so on.

The sector also provides insurance plans that cover households and SMEs-the backbone of the Nigerian economy.

The webinar is expected to attract stakeholders from both the private and the public sectors, including the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), insurance experts from the various governing bodies of Insurance, Insurance firms, insurance research institutes, policymakers, regulators and the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Some of the panellists expected to feature in the webinar include Bankole Banjo who is the Brand, Media and Communications Manager for Africa Alliance, and Olumide Ibidapo the Managing Director/CEO of First Bank Nigeria (FBN) Insurance.

The Managing Editor of BizWatch Nigeria, Mr David Oputah, said the motivation for the webinar series is to make it a part of the company’s contribution to society and starting with the insurance industry is geared at promoting financial flexibility, provision of insurance solutions and engage insurance experts on the way forward for the sector.

Mr Oputah also added that the webinar seeks to strengthen the insurance sector, provide solutions and pave the way for subsequent webinars which would feature other industrial sectors in Nigeria and contribute to society on a great level.

Partnering with BizWatch Nigeria on this webinar are MediaCraft Associates, First Bank Nigeria (FBN) Insurance and Leadway Assurance Company Limited.

The webinar is free but there are limited slots available on a first-come basis. Participants are to register via https://bit.ly/3qzv2iE.

Aduragbemi Omiyale is a journalist with Business Post Nigeria, who has passion for news writing. In her leisure time, she loves to read.

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