Emir urges Kebbi Contributory health care agency to intensify campaign on enrolment

Emir of Zuru

The Emir of Zuru, Alhaji Sani Sami-Gomo II, has urged the Kebbi Contributory Health care Management Agency (KECHEMA) to intensify its campaign for an all-inclusive enrolment in the state.

The emir gave the advice while receiving members of the KECHEMA management led by the Chairman Governing Board of the agency, Alhaji Muhammad Suleiman, on Monday in Zuru.

He said that the government could only succeed in executing its policies and programmes with proper and grassroots-based -campaigns.

“People should be properly informed about the state contributory health care programme.

“If they are properly briefed and well-informed, the aim of the programme which is to benefit the vulnerable can easily be realistic,” he said.

Sami-Gomo recalled that in the 1960s, the leaders used public mobile cinema vans to showcase government programmes and policies in the rural communities while appealing to the government to revive the practice.

In his remarks, Suleiman noted that the visit was to solicit support from the emirs, for the agency to achieve its aims and objectives.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Jafar Augie, urged the communities to establish the Board of Trustees (BoT), to liaise with the agency for the registration of community members.

Augie thanked the emir for the opportunity accorded the team to be at his palace, adding: “ this is the last point of call, as part of the advocacy visit to all the four emirates in the state.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Kebbi Contributory Health Care Management Scheme bill was passed into law by the Kebbi House of Assembly in February 2018.

The objective of the scheme is to ensure Universal Health Coverage which guarantees availability, accessibility and affordability of health care services to all residents of the state.

Over four million poor and vulnerable indigenes are expected to be enrolled in the contributory health care scheme. (NAN)

– Oct. 19 2020 @ 15:12 GMT |

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