The Nigerian Government has approved that all retired police officers irrespective of their ranks alongside their spouses are to henceforth have access to all National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Penpushing reports that this was made known in a statement issued on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, adding that in view of this the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has directed the nationwide registration and capturing of all retired police officers with effect from 7th September to 23rd September, 2020.
‘Following the approval of the Federal Government of Nigeria for the enrolment of retired police officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has directed the nationwide registration and capturing of all retired police officers with effect from 7th September to 23rd September, 2020;, the statement emphasised.
‘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 Organization (Police Maintenance -HMO) Code-073’, Mba said.
The statement added that, the exercise, which shall be in three batches, will take place at the various Police Area Commands in the country, stating that all retired police officers are therefore required to visit any police area command close to them.
Penpushing further reports that, the statement stated that retirees are said to appear with the following basic requirements: National Identity Number (compulsory).letter of retirement and retiree’s I.D Card, adding that the nationwide registration/capturing exercise is scheduled as follows:
Date: Monday, 7th September, 2020 – Wednesday, 9th September, 2020
– 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)
Date: Monday, 14th September, 2020 – Wednesday, 16th September, 2020
– South-West States (Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo)
– North-Central States “A” (Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Niger and Plateau)
Date: Monday, 21st September, 2020 – Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020
South-South States (Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa)
– South-East States (Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo)
Penpushing also reports that, the Inspector General of Police expressed appreciation to the President Muhammadu Buhari for extending the National Health Insurance Scheme to retired Police officers.
The police boss noted that the development will help address the age-long quest for affordable healthcare services for Police retirees and enjoins the senior citizens to take optimum advantage of the Scheme.