IGP orders enrolment of retired officers on NHIS

Police IG Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has directed the enrolment of retired police officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as approved by the federal government.

The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Thursday in Abuja, said the IGP has ordered a nationwide registration and capturing of all retired police officers with effect from 7th September 7, September 23, 2020.

According to Mba, “With this development, all retired police officers, irrespective of their rank on retirement, along with a spouse, will have full access to all NHIS services and benefits covered by the Police Health Maintenance Organisation (Police-HMO) Code-073.

“The exercise, which shall be in three batches, will take place at the various Police Area Commands in the country.

“All retired police officers are therefore required to visit any Police Area Command closest to them with the following basic requirements:  National Identity Number (compulsory); Letter of Retirement; and Retiree’s I.D Card.”

The spokesperson further stated that, “The registration/capturing exercise is scheduled as follows: Monday, September 7, 2020 to Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in the North-west states (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara); North-east states (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe); North-central states “B” (FCT and Nasarawa).

“Monday, September 14, to Wednesday, September 16, in South-west states (Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo); North-central states “A” (Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Niger and Plateau).

“Monday, September 22,  to Wednesday, September 24, South-south states (Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa);  South-east states

(Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo).”

Meanwhile, the IGP has expresses unfettered appreciation to the President Muhammadu Buhari for extending the NHIS to retired Police officers.

Adamu, who noted that the development would help address the age-long quest for affordable healthcare services for Police retirees, enjoined the senior citizens to take optimum advantage of the scheme.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply