Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja
Following the approval of the federal government for the enrolment of retired police officers on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, yesterday directed the nationwide registration and capturing of all retired police officers with effect from September 7, to September 23, 2020.
The police said in a statement that with the development, all retired police officers, irrespective of their rank on retirement, along with a spouse, would have full access to all NHIS services and benefits covered by the Police Health Maintenance Organisation (Police-HMO) Code-073.
It said the exercise, expected to be in three phases would take place at the various police area commands in the country.
The statement issued by Force PRO and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Frank Mba, said all retired police officers were required to visit any police area command closest to them.