By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigeria Police Force has commenced the 2nd phase of the nationwide registration and capturing of retired police officers in the ongoing enrolment of retired police officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The police in a statement issued yesterday by it Spokesperson Frank Mba, said the capture is scheduled to commence on 15th March, 2021.
“It is aimed at ensuring that no retired police officer (including his/her spouse), anywhere in the country, irrespective of rank on retirement, is left out from having full access to all NHIS services and benefits covered by the Police Health Maintenance Organization (Police-HMO) Code-073.
“The exercise shall be in three batches and will take place at the various Police Area Commands in the country. All retired police officers (each with a spouse), who were not captured during the 1st phase of the exercise, are therefore required to visit any Police Area Command closest to them (in their States of resident) with their Letter of Retirement and Retiree’s I.D Card.
“The nationwide registration/capturing exercise is scheduled as follows:
“BATCH 1 – (Monday, 15th March, 2021 – Thursday, 18th March, 2021) will cover South-East States (Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo) and South-South States (Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers)
“”BATCH 2 – (Monday, 22nd March, 2021 – Thursday, 25th March, 2021) will cover North-Central States (Benue, FCT, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau) and South-West States (Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo)
“BATCH 3 – (Monday, 12th April, 2021 – Thursday, 15th April, 2021) will cover North-East States (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe) and North-West States (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara)”
Meanwhile, he said the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, noted that the Force is passionate about the welfare of its personnel in retirement.