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Kogi State enrolls 32,000 civil servants, 41,597 vulnerable populace in health insurance scheme 



Usman Ododo

The Kogi State Government has successfully enrolled 32,000 civil servants and 41,597 individuals from the vulnerable population into its health insurance scheme.  

Governor Usman Ododo made this announcement during the official inauguration of the scheme in Lokoja on Wednesday. 

The initiative is part of Governor Ododo’s 10-year Plan, known as the Kogi State Health Insurance Agency (KGHIA) from 2024-2033.  

Governor Ododo expressed his delight in the success achieved so far, emphasizing the importance of providing quality healthcare services to civil servants through health insurance.  

He highlighted that this endeavor would contribute significantly to boosting productivity and the state’s overall economy. 

Governor Ododo revealed plans to revamp, rebuild, and upgrade 63 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in the first phase of intervention, ensuring quality healthcare delivery to the vulnerable and indigent population at the grassroots.  

Dr. Kelechi Ohiri, the Director-General of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), and Dr. Muyiwa Aina, the Executive Secretary of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), commended Governor Ododo for this significant initiative. They assured continuous Federal Government support to improve healthcare delivery. 

The Kogi Commissioner for Health, Dr. AbdulAzeez Adeiza, stated that the scheme would end out-of-pocket expenses for healthcare in Kogi.