Mr Bobboi Kaigama,

TUC wants deducted funds returned to NHIS

By Chinyere Bassey
Lagos – The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Monday advised the Federal Government that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) fund deposited in the Treasury Single Account (TSA) should be returned to the scheme.

The TUC President, Mr Bobboi Kaigama, gave the advice in a statement in Lagos.

According to Kaigama. if the fund is not paid back to the NHIS coffers, the scheme will collapse.

“We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to direct that the billions of naira meant for the operation of NHIS which has been diverted to the TSA should be returned to the scheme.

Related Story:  Low turnout of workers as work resumes in Abuja

“The withdrawal of the huge sum affected the operations and financial ability of the scheme in terms of growing the pooled fund.

“This trend if not reversed will adversely affect future activities and operations of the scheme,’’ he said.

The TUC President said that the NHIS was not a revenue generating agency, adding that its fund came from the pool of workers’ contributions.

He said that the NHIS was established to provide health services to workers at affordable costs, while treating tertiary-related diseases, emergency health situations and to eliminate huge out-of-pocket expenses.

Kaigama urged the government to allow the scheme to use the fund at its disposal to discharge its statutory function of providing health to Nigerian workers in particular and the citizens in general.

Sundiata Post Media Ltd.

Address: 3rd Floor Office Suite, Bayelsa State Guest House, Plot 1038, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Tel: 08033083361, 08094208271 and 092900705
Whatsapp: 08053069436

Enugu Regional Office: SW 1 New Haven Shopping Mall, Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria.
Tel: +234(0)7062582838

London Office: 18 Belgrave Avenue, Wd18 7UE, Watford, United Kingdom.
Tel: +447417554143
Dubai Office: PAU Management Suite, Level 23 - Boulevard Plaza Tower 2, Emaar Boulevard,
P. O. Box 124342, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 4096849 | Fax: +971 4 409 6850
About Us

SundiataPost is published by Sundiata Post Media Limited, Sundiata Post is Nigeria’s most authoritative online newspaper and ranks among the top five online news platforms in Nigeria.

Guild of Corporate online publishers
A Glance at Our Advert Rate.

Inside Pages

Size In Pixels - Amount

120×180 - N27,967.50

300×100 - N24,695

Text Link - N11,275

More Details info

About Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advert Rate