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In my quest to just make a living, I landed myself a career in creating happiness – Micheal

In my quest to just make a living, i landed myself a career in creating happiness – Mr Egbewale Segun Micheal

Happiness is that anticipated feeling that comes from achievement, fulfilment and satisfaction. It is an emotion that we all seek in our lives, career and family. At Leadway Assurance, we pride ourselves in ‘insuring’ happiness in the lives of all beneficiaries, and I am privileged to be a partaker of its distinctive corporate culture. The reputation enjoyed by the organization today is as a result of its continued pursuit of developments that have brought utmost satisfaction and succour to both individual and corporate customers.

I joined Leadway Assurance in 1995 as a personal driver to the Head of General Services. I worked diligently with him for about 15 years, as he carried out his job at building and expanding the business. In 2016, I was promoted to the position of the Head Driver for the organization. The journey ever since has been worth the while. For me, it has been a journey of learnings on integrity, service, customer focus, openness, mutual respect and excellence.

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Holding a key position at an industry-leading organization, like Leadway, has instilled in me, leadership skills. I am not only good at what I do now, but I am also the best at it. And this has been proven from the way my team and I carry out our duties. In my 24 years of service, I can confidently say that I have become a great asset to the organization and its people. I am proud of my work, and I know the organization appreciates my work and the value I bring to its overall performance.

For 50 years, Leadway has kept its promise of putting the customer first. I was privileged to have met the founder, Sir, (Dr.) Hassan Olusola Odukale, a.k.a Dudu as he was often called. He was an exceptional leader who believed in diligence. Through hard work, confidence, and honesty, he built a business that has outlived him. Right from the reception personnel to the management staff and the drivers, the Leadway spirit of excellence is visible.

The Leadway Brand is known for fidelity and with fidelity comes continuous growth.

Nigerians have benefitted from the tremendous growth of Leadway Assurance in the areas of innovation, employment, financial security and risk management. The brand’s promise to always deliver exceptional value to customers has been a priority for every member of the team, since its inception five decades ago. From our humble beginnings in Kaduna to Surulere, to been established across several countries in Africa; I have seen our team demonstrate unmatched commitment and dedication in keeping our brand value alive, thus ensuring that Leadway remains a leading insurer of repute in the country.

For the 24 years that I have been here, Leadway has through competence, earned its reputation of excellence for its prompt claims handling. We can see proof of this through the figures and industry accredited analysis. In my own way, I have impacted lives in my stay in this company, and nothing is more fulfilling than this.

At the start of my career, the expectation was to do my best and leave the rest to God. However, my Leadway experience shifted not only on the job but also in my personal development and life in general. As the Head Driver, I have been able to pass this on to every single person in my department. Leadway has done great for itself and any institution that has done this for 50 years, has done an incredible job that is worthy of commemoration. I cannot wait to toast to excellence and unceasing happiness.

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