From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Nasarawa State Police Command has commenced the second phase of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) enrollment for retired police officers and their spouses in the state.
The Command, in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Ramhan Nansel, said the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe, urged retired Police officers and their spouses to take advantage of the initiative and enroll at no cost.
According to the statement, the exercise is in line with the Inspector-General of Police commitment to ensuring that retired Police officers, irrespective of ranks and their spouses, get quality and accessible health care services through NHIS.
The statement read in part: “The Nasarawa State Police Command wishes to inform the general public, particularly retired Police officers that, the Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed A. Adamu, NPM, mni has graciously approved the Second Phase of the enrolment exercise in order to avail retired Police officers that were not captured in the first phase of the exercise the opportunity to do so.
“The exercise will take place at various Police Area Commands in the State from Monday, March 22nd, 2021 – Thursday, March 25th, 2021.
“All retired Police officers each with a spouse who were not captured during the first phase of the exercise, are therefore, required to visit any of the Police Area Commands close to them with their letter of Retirement and Retiree`s I.D. Card.
“Consequently, the registration and Services provided under the scheme is absolutely at no cost and without any form of deduction from retiree`s Monthly Pension.”