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NHIA Officials To Face Reps Committee Over Alleged Mismanagement

Following an alleged mismanagement of funds in the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), the House of Representatives has mandated its Committee on Healthcare Services to probe the agency.

The directive was issued after a motion moved by Esosa Iyawe was adopted on Tuesday.

According to the lawmaker, the agency, which was formerly referred to as National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has been ruined due to mismanagement by the people in charge.

He stated that “despite the huge budgetary allocations, records have shown that only a negligible 3% of persons in the formal sector have access to health insurance.”

Mr Iyawe said the officials of the NHIA are conniving with Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs) to embezzle the fund.

He said “the implementation of the scheme had been mired with corruption, lack of transparency and accountability, irregularities among HMOs and ill-treatment of enrollees by healthcare providers.”

The motion was adopted unanimously without debate by the House.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Command arrested no fewer than 124 suspects for various offences in the last three months.

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The State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the police headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

According to Alamutu, since July, the Command, in collaboration with other security agencies, “have successfully apprehended a total of One hundred and twenty four suspects for various offences”.

Alamutu disclosed that the police have also discovered the hideouts of criminals, through credible intelligence, adding that arms were recovered from the hoodlums during raids carried out by operatives.

“We equally recovered reasonable numbers of exhibits,” Alamutu told newsmen while parading some suspects.

The police boss explained that there have been “remarkable decline in sundry cases of crimes” in the past three months.

He stressed that Ogun State has experienced a noticeable decrease in incidents of kidnapping, armed robbery, land grabbing, sexual offences, “except for the recent cult related crisis/murder that engulfed Sagamu and we are closing up on the perpetrators”.

He reassured Ogun people that the Command under his watch will continue to make the state uninhabitable for all criminal elements, especially cultists and land grabbers.

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