College of Insurance unveils 1500-seater ultramodern Auditorium

The College of Insurance and Financial Management (CIFM) has commissioned its
1500 seating capacity multipurpose auditorium located in the College Premises along
Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, Asese, Ogun State. The auditorium named NAICOM Hall
was commissioned by the Commissioner for Insurance Mr. Sunday Thomas in an event
witnessed by a host of notable industry stakeholders.
In his opening address, an elated President of the Chartered Insurance Institute of
Nigeria, Sir Muftau Oyegunle, appreciated NAICOM for its support towards the
completion of the college auditorium. Oyegunle commended the commissioner for
insurance for his unrelenting passion to promote insurance education and grow the
industry. He also expressed gratitude to all stakeholders for supporting the College and
showered encomiums on the Rector of the College of Financial Management and
Insurance, Dr. (Mrs.) Yeside Oyetayo for her dedication to the completion of the project.
“We must acknowledge the unwavering dedication of the rector, Dr. Oyetayo who
ensured that the project is successfully completed in record time. This project is not just
the outcome of our financial commitment but also the passion with which the rector
continues to drive the CIFM vision.”
The Commissioner for Insurance Mr. Sunday Thomas noted that commissioning of the
College’s Auditorium was the outcome of a carefully thought-out need of the college by
CIIN. He maintained in his address that The auditorium would perform so many
functions that promote insurance education and awareness for the insurance industry.
“The completion of this 1,500-seating capacity multipurpose auditorium will undoubtedly
be a value-addition not only to the college but the entire insurance sector. This edifice
will facilitate mass quality training of insurance professionals/agents and as well provide
adequate facilities for conducting the CIIN professional examinations. The commission
is thus elated at its completion and the expected service it will deliver to the industry and
the public. It is my firm belief that you will put this infrastructure to good use for the
benefit of all stakeholders.”
Mr. Thomas, at the event, equally solicited the assistance of insurance’ operators and
stakeholders for the completion of the Institute’s office building at Victoria Island. He
said the CIIN’s office building whose foundation was laid over 30 years ago was due for
completion. According to him, the same commitment that delivered CIFM with its
infrastructure can ensure the Institute can have a befitting home that will be the pride of
The Rector of the College of Insurance and Financial Management, Dr. Yeside Oyetayo
assured industry stakeholders that the facility would be put to judicious use.  She lauded
the Institute, NAICOM, Governing Council of the college, and other stakeholders for
their contributions to building the auditorium.

The well-attended event had a lot of industry stakeholders in attendance. Present were
Prof. Musa Balarabe who represented NAICOM board chairman Chief Emmanuel
Nwosu, NAICOM board members, Otunba Akinneraiye, Mrs. Abimbola Tiamiyu,
Chairman Governing Board CIFM, Mr. Edwin Igbiti, Immediate Past President CIIN, Mr.
Eddie Efekoha, Mr. Segun Balogun, Mr. Rotimi Edu, Deputy President NCRIB, Council
members of the Institute amongst others.