Mr Philip Maku, Ebonyi Commissioner of Police
The Ebonyi Police Command has advised its retired personnel to key into the nationwide enrollment of retirees into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The appeal was contained in a statement signed by Mrs Loveth Odah, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) on behalf of Mr Philip Maku, Ebonyi Commissioner of Police and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abakaliki.
According to the statement, the enrollment which would be alongside spouses of the retirees, is for all retired police officers irrespective of ranks on retirement.
It went further to state that the exercise was to enable the retired police officers have full access to all NHIS services and benefits covered by the Police Health Maintenance Organization (Police-HMO) code 073.
Odah said that the enrollment and capturing exercise has been scheduled to hold at the six Area Commands Headquarters between Monday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 23 respectively.
“The Command wishes to inform retirees of the Nigeria Police Force that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has directed the nationwide registration and capturing of all retired Officers into National Health Insurance Scheme.
“The directive is in line with the approval given by the Federal Government.
“The exercise will hold in the six Area Command Headquarters of the Command namely; Abakaliki, Afikpo, Nkalagu, Ohaukwu, Onueke, and Ohaozara from Monday, Sept. 21 to Wednesday Sept. 23, by 8am .
“To this end, the retirees are enjoined to visit any of the Area Commands nearest to them on the mentioned dates for the enrollment, “Odah said.
Prospective enrollees were advised to bring along with them some basic requirements including; the National Identity Number for spouse and principal enrollee, letter of retirement and retirees identity card.
“The commissioner enjoins the ‘senior citizens’ to seize this opportunity and make themselves available for the capturing and strictly observe COVID-19 protocols during the exercise to avoid community spread, “she added.