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, Mohammed Adamu, has directed the nationwide registration and capturing of all retired police officers across the country.
This is contained in a statement signed by the force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank MBA in Abuja.
According to the statement 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 Maintenance Organization.
The exercise, which shall be in three batches, will take place at the various Police Area Commands in the country.
According to the statement, all police officers are therefore required to visit any Police Area Command closest to them.
Meanwhile, the IGP commended President Muhammadu Buhari,for extending the National Health Insurance Scheme to retired Police officers.
He notes 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.