Retired police officers to benefit from national health insurance scheme

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▪︎IGP directs nationwide capturing of police retirees

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, has directed the nationwide registration and capturing of all retired police officers with effect from 7th September to 23rd September, 2020.

According to Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, DCP Frank Mba, the development followed the approval of the Federal Government of Nigeria for the enrolment of retired police officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Mba said with this development, all retired police officers, irrespective of their ranks on retirement, along with a spouse, would have full access to all NHIS services and benefits covered by the Police Health Maintenance Organization (Police-HMO) Code-073.

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

Mba added that all retired police officers were required to visit any Police Area Command closest to them with the following basic requirements:

i. National Identity Number (compulsory)
ii. Letter of Retirement
iii. Retiree’s I.D Card

He said the nationwide registration/capturing exercise was 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)

Meanwhile, the IGP expressed his unfettered appreciation to the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, for extending the National Health Insurance Scheme to retired Police officers.

The IGP also noted that the development would help address the age-long quest for affordable healthcare services for Police retirees and enjoined the senior citizens to take optimum advantage of the Scheme.

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