Newly appointed National Health Insurance Scheme boss Mohammed Sambo has assumed office with the drive to restructure and create a mechanism accessible to all Nigerians.
The new boss outlined a three point agenda that will ensure the health insurance scheme runs smoothly during his tenure.
This declaration made up part of his speech on his first day in office.
After the long months of struggle and protest to oust the former executive secretary Usman Yusuf, the staff at the NHIS secretariat are finally heaving a sigh of relief.
From 2018, the consistent protests had led to the compulsory administrative leave of Usman Yusuf which translated to his final sack by the president and the appointment of Mohammed Sambo to replace him.
The new NHIS boss is coming with a plan with the creation of a ten year strategic plan for the scheme as a fall out of recommendations from the investigative panel set up by the governing board.
The health insurance scheme is designed to facilitate fair financing of health care costs through pooling and judicious utilization of financial risk protection and cost burden sharing for people
Nigerians spend about 70 percent for out of pocket expenses presently which is bad for a population edging towards 200mollion people.