A staff of Leadway Assurance Company Limited, Ms. Oyewole Abigail Inioluwa, has won the 2018 Miss Insurance, thus, becoming the latest queen of the insurance industry.
She won in a keenly contest- ed competition among nine contestants from different insurance outfits across the country, thereby, going home with the star prize, which is the Chartered Insurance Insti- tute of Nigeria (CIIN) branded car. She also won the prize for the contestant with the Best Traditional Attire.
Ms. Chukwuedo Vivian Awele from Zenith General Insurance came second while the third prize award went to Ukegbu Onyedika Elizabeth from AIICO Insurance Plc with both going home with consolation prizes.
To this end, she took over the crown from Miss Precious Ezekiel, who was the 2017 Miss Insurance. While giving her farewell address, Ms. Precious Ezekiel, thanked in- dividuals and companies that supported her during the one year tenure to realise her aim and objectives of promoting and raising insurance awareness, stating that she left the crown fulfilled.
She implored the new Miss Insurance to continue from where she left it.
On her part, the President, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), Mrs. Funmi Babington-Ashaye, said the motive of organising the yearly Miss Insurance Dance, was to increase insurance awareness through pet projects be- ing carried out by the winner of this contest, imploring the new queen to embark on initiatives aimed at raising insurance education, adoption and deepen insurance penetration in the country. She promised that her institute will the necessary support to whoever be- comes Miss Insurance in a bid to collectively grow the insurance industry.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, thanked the institute to have kept this tradition for so long, urging the institute to continue to improve on the competition every year.
She said, in a country with low insurance penetration and acceptance, initiative such as this could be instrumental to the growth and development of the insurance industry such that it can contribute enough to the nation’s economy.