The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered N5.4 billion for the National Health Insurance Scheme, also known as NHIS.
According to Vanguard: Professor Muhammad Nasir Sambo, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, revealed this on Thursday while leading the agency’s management on a courtesy visit to the EFCC headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.
“In sum, the EFCC has been able to collect around N5.4 billion for us out of the N12.085 billion that was trapped,” Prof Sambo added.
“This is a historic achievement, and we will work hard to ensure that we continue to be excellent partners with the EFCC,” he said.
Prof Sambo praised the EFCC’s efforts and promised that every kobo recovered will be put to good use.
He also used the opportunity to brief the EFCC on the NHIS’ reform initiatives, which include the recruitment of health professionals to help the Scheme better respond to the needs of subscribers and other stakeholders.
In response, Abdulrasheed Bawa, the EFCC’s Executive Chairman, who was represented by Abdulkarim Chukkol, the Director of Operations, reiterated the Commission’s commitment to working with the NHIS to achieve universal health coverage.
“The EFCC has no choice but to collaborate with you in order to ensure your success. We will always ensure that the inquiry we are conducting is continued; we are pleased that it is yielding results and that all monies or funds recovered are put to good use.
As a result, we will not give up in our efforts to ensure that every kobo lost is recovered for the country’s benefit,” he stated.