NAICOM partners youth ministry on financial literacy, others

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has revealed plans to collaborate with the Ministry of Youth Development in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and career development.

The Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of NAICOM, Mr. Sunday Thomas, made this known when the Youth Development Minister of State, Mr. Ayodele Olawande paid him a courtesy visit in his office, Abuja recently.

The Commissioner for Insurance in his remark welcomed the 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 minister 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.

He 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.

The CFI promised to convey the 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.