Prof. Mohammed Sambo, the Director-General of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

NHIA Partners NOA for Grassroot Enlightenment in Akwa Ibom

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has trained Community Mobilisation Officers (COMO) of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to drive grassroots enlightenment on health insurance scheme in Akwa Ibom State.

Speaking at the two-day training workshop in Uyo, the Director General NHIAl, Prof. Mohammed Sambo, said the new NHIA Act 2022 makes health insurance mandatory for all Nigerians, stressing that health insurance gives people access to affordable quality health care regardless of their economic status. Sambo added that the scheme is not only for civil servants, but also for people in the informal sector.

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Sambo, who was represented by the Acting Director, Media, Emmanuel Ononokpono, said that the training is geared towards creating knowledge and attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country.

He further stated that the training is part of the agency’s resolve to enlighten Nigerians living in rural communities to ensure they are captured in the scheme.He said: “Today, NHIA is partnering NOA to train community Mobilisation Officers to disseminate the knowledge and information to various local communities.

“The aim of the training is to ensure that every Nigerian, wherever they are living, know about health insurance.”