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The Nigerian insurance community was bathed with emotions last week during a Service of Songs at the Chapel of Christ the Light in Alausa, Ikeja, recounting valuable contributions of their three departed colleagues who have gone to join their makers.
In several tributes that depicted love, affection and long standing relationship, the industry bid farewell to Oladipo Bailey, former commissioner for Insurance; Olorunfumi Adeyemi, former director general of the Nigerian Insurers Association(NIA) and Uju Ndubuisi Chukwu, former the deputy director general of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN).
They unanimously observed that the legacies they left behind are huge and that their shoes would be difficult to fill.
Paying tribute to Chief Oladipo Bailey, the President, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria(CIIN), Eddie Efekoha, said, Bailey was an iconic insurance practitioner and former commissioner for insurance, an astute professional and administrator of purpose.
He stated that that the deceased was a personality who helped to shape the perspectives and lives of many in the insurance profession, adding that late Bailey was an administrator of note and was quite detailed and belonged to the school of administrators who instilled discipline in their subordinates in all ramifications.
According to him, “He was a pillar in the industry and worked tediously to make insurance part and parcel of the consciousness of the government, the people of Nigeria and the West African sub-region. He was a problem solver and a bridge builder between the young and the old. He was a man who gave his all to the insurance industry in general and the CIIN in particular. He will always be remembered for his mien and gentility.”
On late Funmi Adeyemi, he said, the past director general of the Nigeria Insurers Association(NIA) contributed in no small measure to the … Read More...