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  FG Appoints Attahiru Ibrahim Ag Chief Executive NHIS

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The Federal Government has appointed Mallam Attahiru Ibrahim as the new Ag. Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).  He was until his appointment the General Manager Contributions Management Department in the Scheme’s Corporate Headquarters, Abuja. Attahiru who has since assumed Office is an Economist, whose wealth of experience has impacted tremendously in the policy implementation of NHIS programmes and activities.

The Ag. Executive Secretary whose contributions in the advancement of health insurance in the country earned him an award for Selfless Service, Hard Work and Dedication to Duty, by the 50th National Council on Health. His dedication to duty also played out as he was accorded the Best Zonal Coordinator by the then NHIS Chief Executive Dogo-Muhammad, while he held sway as the Zonal Coordinator North-Central.

Mallam Attahiru, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria, while addressing Staff of NHIS at the Corporate Headquarters, solicited for their cooperation and promised to continue with the policies of the suspended former Chief Executive Professor Usman Yusuf, whom he said were geared towards improving the sharp malpractices of some stakeholders in the delivery of healthcare services to enrollees.

The Acting Chief Executive, stated that “The Re-accreditation process of Health Management Organisations (HMOs) and the Monthly payment for capitation to HMOs that is currently on-going is sacrosanct to his mandate as he hold sway in acting capacity for Three Months”.

He then charged the management of the Scheme, to gear up in delivering affordable and easy access to healthcare for all Nigerians.

Odoh Onuh, Head, Media & Public Relations

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