Edo State Ag. Coordinator of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Mr. Ehanire Theodore Osas, has continued to build bridges with critical stakeholders in the State towards the full implementation of mandatory Health Insurance in Nigeria as provided in the new National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Act.

The Act, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on 19th May 2022, provides for mandatory health insurance for every Nigerian and legal resident in the country.

Specifically, the Act put on the shoulders of NHIA to promote, regulate and integrate all Health Insurance Schemes in Nigeria to drive the nation’s health sector towards the attainment of Universal Health Coverage.

During a courtesy call on the new Corp Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Edo State command, Corp Commander, Okpe Paul, the Ag. coordinator stated that such collaboration was necessary, especially at a time when the Authority is working assiduously to expand coverage to the informal sector of the Nigerian population.

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Mr. Ehanire used the occasion to sensitize members of the Corps on the NHIA flagship program, the Group, Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP) a platform to expand enrolment to the informal sector of the population.

Responding, the Corp Commander thanked the Edo State NHIA boss for the visit and promised his support whenever needed.

Recalled, that similar visits have been carried out by the Ag. Coordinator and his team to Nigerian Union of Journalists, Edo State chapter, The Nigerian Observer, KU fm, Benin City among others.