All retired Police personnel including his/her spouse are to benefit from free medical services, the inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, had said.
Adamu said the Force is passionate about the welfare of its personnel in retirement and commences free National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS for retirees.
Frank Mba CP, Force Public Relations Officer in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said that the registration and services provided under this scheme is absolutely at no cost and without any form of deduction whatsoever from retirees’ monthly pension.
He noted that Adamu, therefore enjoins all retired Police Officers who are yet to be captured on the Scheme, to take optimum advantage of the 2ndphase exercise which will avail them with affordable healthcare services in retirement.
Adding that the IGP Adamu, notes that the Force is passionate about the welfare of its personnel in retirement..
” He assures that the Police leadership will continue to do all within its powers, in collaboration with relevant State Actors and Institutions, to address all pending issues surrounding the general welfare of our esteemed senior citizens who undoubtedly dedicated their youthful days and energy to the service of the nation. ”
Adding that 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. ”
Specifically, Mba said 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 NHIS.
Stressing that the exercise is scheduled to commence on March,15th, 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.
Furthermore, he said the nationwide registration/capturing exercise is scheduled as follows:
BATCH 1 – Monday, March, 15th – Thursday, March, 18th, 2021, will cover South-East States Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo andSouth-South States Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers.
And BATCH 2 – Monday, March ,22nd 2021 – Thursday, March, 25th, 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, April,. 12th, 2021 – Thursday, April, 15th 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.
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