- IGP Says The Force Is Passionate About The Welfare Of Its Personnel In Retirement.
BY FESTUS ALENKHE
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 National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The exercise is scheduled to commence from 15th March 2021 as 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.
A statement issued by Zone five Police Public Relations Officer DSP Tijani Momoh Said the exercise shall be in three batches and will take place at the various Police Area Commands in the country.
The statement advised all retired police officers with a spouse who was not captured during the 1st phase of the exercise to visit any Police Area Command closest to them in their States of residence with their Letter of Retirement and Retiree’sRetiree’s I.D Card.
The registration/capturing exercise for Police retirees resident in Edo and Delta states which make up Zone 5 Police Command, is scheduled to hold in the 1st batch as follows:
Monday, 15th March 2021 to Thursday, 18th March 2021.
In the meantime, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has said that the Force is passionate about its personnel’s welfare in retirement.
He assured that the Police leadership would 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. They undoubtedly dedicated their youthful days and energy to the service of the nation.
The IGP further noted that the registration and services provided under this Scheme are absolutely at no cost and without any form of a deduction from retirees’ monthly pension. He, therefore, enjoins all retired Police Officers who are yet to be captured on the Scheme, to take optimum advantage of the 2nd phase exercise, which will avail them with affordable healthcare services in retirement.