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Buhari to lead FG delegation to AIO confab as Nigeria assumes leadership

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There are strong indications  that the Federal Government will avail  itself of the opportunities of the forthcoming African Insurance Organization (AIO) conference to be hosted by Nigeria yo  explain it’s strategies for protection of national assets  through effective insurance policies.

This came on the heels of the revelation that president Muhammadu Buhari will be the special guest of honor at the conference which is slate to open in Lagos on September 4, 2021. President Buhari is expected to end other top government functionaries to the AIO conference which is the 47th in the series.

Confirming the attendance of you government functionaries at the event,

the incoming President of AIO, Mr. Tope Smart said all arrangements to ensure a successful event are on course.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, the Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Mr. Olorundare Sunday Thomas, including other key stakeholders in the Nigerian economy are invited to the AIO event.

According to him, “We have invited all the key stakeholders in Nigeria. We have invited the President of the country.  We have invited the Minister of Finance who supervises the finance sector.  We have invited the Commissioner for Insurance and Chief Executive Officer of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM).

“We want to use that event to showcase Nigeria in order to correct some negative misconceptions about Nigeria – for people to know that Nigeria is a good country with good people; that we are very hospitable; that we have a very rich cultural heritage. We want to use the event to make people who are coming to see that Nigeria is a peaceful country as against their negative perceptions about Nigeria.”

On security, he said “By the grace of God, we don’t pray for any bad incidence. As far as this conference is concerned, we have put in a lot. We have the Local Organising Committee (LOC) who is working assiduously to ensure that all that needs to be done are done properly.

“They have been working with various government agencies, health authorities, security agents including the police just to ensure that we have a successful AIO conference.”



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