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‘Less Than 5 % of Nigerians Covered by NHIS’

‘Less Than 5 % of Nigerians Covered by NHIS’

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The Acting Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, Mallam Attahiru Ibrahim, says less than 5 per cent of Nigeria’s population has been covered by the scheme. He disclosed this on Wednesday in Abeokuta at a one-day sensitisation for uniformed men with the theme: ‘Enrollee Satisfaction: A pathway to universal health coverage’ organised by the agency. Ibrahim who was represented by the South-West Zonal Coordinator, Adelaja Abereoran, lamented that the scheme only captured a “small number of Nigerians” who are public servants in federal, state and local government levels. He said the agency ran the scheme with only the employers’ contribution and therefore asked the Nigeria Labour Congress to prevail on its members on payment of employees’ contribution. He said, “B