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Atiku, Utomi, others for Chiejina’s Pension book launch Tuesday

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Logistics are now in place at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos for next week’s Tuesday launch of a new book, titled ‘Pensions in Nigeria’.

The book, written by former Director General of the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA), Ezekiel Chiejina, would be unveiled by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who also will present the keynote address at the launch.

Other dignitaries who have confirmed their attendance include Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Prof. Pat Utomi, former Director-General of National Pension Commission and Chairman, Skye Bank Plc, Alhaji Mohammad Ahmad and others.

The book, a compendium of contemporary information on pension matters, discussed exhaustively the characteristics, intricacies, and implications of the various pension reforms and payment schemes in Nigeria.

Chiejina who is a renowned pensions and life insurance specialist, tutor and consultant, said in a statement made available to journalists that the book was a definitive treatise on the evolution of pension schemes in Nigeria, the various pension reforms and their benefits and shortfalls as well as the roles and responsibilities of the various key stakeholders in the pension matrix.

In the Preface, Chiejina said the book was inspired by “pension reform initiatives and eventual enactment of Pension Reform statues” as well as his resolve to document for posterity his three and a half decades’ engagement in pension and life insurance in Nigeria as manager of pension schemes for private and public sector companies, lecturer and trainer of pension desk officers and chief executive of insurance companies.

Business Hilights gathered that Chiejina began his Insurance carrier with National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria (NICON) in 1974 and pursued his professional studies/examinations the same year.

Within his carrier, he became an Associate of Chartered Insurance of London (ACII) in 1976 and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute by examination in 1979.

Ezekiel Chiejina, a lawyer and product of University of London in 1986, was called to Nigerian Bar in 1987.

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