The assessment of adequate risk recognition and management in Nigerian insurance industry is aim at determining the effectiveness of how the insurance industry handle risk that is being transferred to them and also to assess how insurance companies render their services. The statement of problem includes lack of adequate claims settlement procedures which are characterized with bureaucracy and lack of proper fixed or computed premiums which endangers the solvency and profitability of the insurance companies. The researcher finds including, prompt settlement of claims by the insurer encourages high level of patronage from its client and also premium is charged by the insurer according to the type of risk undertaking. Finally, insurers should not just issue policies, they should engage in careful diagnosis of what insurance products their clients deserve. By adequately monitoring the risk covered through professional advice and risk survey.