A consortium of international insurance companies from the United Kingdom comprising Lloyds, Lockton LLP, Cathedral, Atrium and Talbot are currently in Nigeria for an assessment and better understanding of the Nigerian insurance market.
The Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Post Assurance Brokers, Lekan Ajisafe at whose instance the team is visiting, is thrilled that leading international insurance companies are in Nigeria to feel the market and meet some of their key insurance buyers.
Ajisafe noted that this was the first time these respected professionals were visiting the Nigerian market. He added that â€œthis visit is imperative at this time when Nigeria is just coming out of recession with the much needed economic improvement. This is the time to improve our relationships with the international Insurance market as well as change impressions held about Nigeria.â€
Post Assurance Brokers, a leading insurance brokerage firm in Nigeria would be conducting the august visitors round the market with visits to key stakeholders and special insurance buyers like Caverton Helicopters.
Prominent among the insurance practitioners visiting the Nigerian market for the first time include Andrew Cameron of Lockton LLP, John Spence of Cathedral, Alex Cullen of Atrium and Will Gaunt from Talbot.
Cameron who spoke for the team is delighted at the opportunity to personally visit the country, stating that it will afford them the opportunity to explore chances of better cooperation. â€œIt is always different reading reports and seeing things personally. We are delighted to be in Nigeria, to feel the pulse of the insurance market, meet some buyers and interact with major stakeholders. This will definitely help improve our perception of the Nigerian market,â€ he enthused.
Ajisafe expressed optimism that this visit will deepen cooperation between the Nigerian and United Kingdom insurance markets in a way that would help boost the Nigerian economy. He is delighted that Post Assurance Brokers would be â€œtaking them round facilities of the insured in Lagos and exposing them to the various initiatives of the government through the insurance regulatory body, the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM),â€ as part of measures to ensure the visit yields the desired results.