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Ministry Seeks NAICOM Partnership to Equip Youths With Financial Literacy


The Ministry of Youth Development has initiated moves to partner with the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) towards empowering Nigeria’s teeming Youths in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career development.
This proposition was made Friday when Nigeria’s Commissioner for Insurance Mr. Olorundare Sunday Thomas played host to the visiting Minister of State, of the Ministry of Youth Development, Mr. Ayodele Olawande, in his office.

The Commissioner for Insurance in his remark welcomed the Hon. Minister and gave a brief history and overview of the Nigerian insurance industry, the administrative structure of the Commission as well as its achievements in the area of financial inclusion, transition to risk-based supervision and IFRS 17, setting up of the West African Insurance Supervisors Association and the College of Insurance Supervisors of the West African Monetary Zone.

The Honourable Minister for State, Mr. Ayodele Olawande in his remark thanked the NAICOM Management for the warm reception. He expressed his desires for the Ministry to collaborate with NAICOM in engaging the Nigerian youth formally and informally to develop their skills. He noted that the Ministry had developed a digital platform (app) called Nigerian Youth Academy (NIYA) where Nigerian youth could learn vocational and digital skills.

Olawande requested to collaborate with NAICOM in the building of insurance educational module to be uploaded on the NIYA platform as this will go a long way in training the youths and improve their level of financial literacy, help in entrepreneurship and job creation, career development and sensitise youth on the benefits of insurances.

Responding, the CFI promised to convey the Honourable Minister’s request to relevant parties (The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and the College of Insurance and Financial Management) within the Nigerian Insurance Industry.

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