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Ojemudia emerges new PILA President

Professional Insurance Ladies Association (PILA) on Friday elected Joyce Ojemudia as its new president to pilot the affairs of the professional body for the next two years​.

A statement by the Association made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos said that Ojemudia’s emergence followed an election by members of the association.

It said that Ojemudia took over from Mrs. Ose Oluyanwo whose tenure had elapsed to become the 13th President of PILA.

The statement said Ojemudia with almost two decades of versatile experience, was expected to bring her wealth of knowledge and contact to position the association in its prime of place in Nigeria and globally.

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In her acceptance speech, Ojemudia said she and her team would continue to build on the strength and accomplishments of her predecessors, as well as give attention on new directions.

She said the focus of her tenure would be anchored on the theme: ‘Mission To Movement’, while promising to continually apprise members with details of the thrust of office as time progresses.

The new president said one of her key priorities is to complete the PILA Secretariat under construction.

“The completion of our secretariat remains our first priority as this will open a new chapter in the history of our prestigious association and give significant brand equity to the body.

“It will also open new vista of financial resources to the association,” she said.

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According to her, capacity building will be given serious attention during her tenure through training and retraining of members.

Ojemudia noted that no institution could rise beyond the human resource content of its members, therefore, PILA under the current leadership will continue with its numerous training programs.

She said the association would not also shy away from imparting the right knowledge on members for their effectiveness in all spheres of life.

“Under this regime, we shall strengthen our mentorship program, geared towards mentoring our members to be the best.

“This will help them to navigate successfully through the diverse challenges which we face as professional women.

“We shall deliberately put in place strategic programmes to fish out upwardly mobile and progressive professional ladies and assign mentors to them.”

“Other key focus of our tenure will be Membership Drive; PILA Foundation- tagged ‘operation catch them young’ ;Local Chapters and African Expansion, as well as Strategic Management.

“We shall create strategic engagements and alliances with Federal and State Ministries of Women Affairs and other female professional groups for mutually beneficial relationship.

“The intention is to make the voice of PILA more heard in the scheme of things in the country, ” she said.

PILA is an advocacy group that promotes gender mainstreaming and equal opportunities in the insurance sub-sector of the financial services industry.

The association is keenly concerned with promoting forthrightness in women in the insurance industry.  (NAN)