The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Olumide Akpata has announced that his administration is on the verge of securing coverage for Nigerian lawyers with the National Health Insurance Scheme.
Disclosing this ground breaking move, Akpata said “Yesterday I led a team on a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof Mohammed Sambo. The essence of the visit was to discuss the modalities for ensuring the registration of lawyers in the Scheme.”
“At the end of the visit, which was part of the efforts of my administration to improve the welfare & well-being of lawyers, we agreed to set up a joint committee to work out the technical details of the health insurance scheme for lawyers and also discussed other areas of mutual interest.
“We sincerely hope that scheme will drastically reduce the embarrassing situation where our lawyers have historically had to rely on GoFundMe and other public contributions to address their health challenges.” Mr. Akpata stated.
No one plans to get sick or hurt, but most people need medical care at some point. Health insurance covers these costs and offers many other important benefits.
- Health insurance covers essential health benefits critical to maintaining your health and treating illness and accidents
- Health insurance protects you from unexpected, high medical costs.
- You pay less for covered in-network health care, even before you meet your deductible.
- You get free preventive care, like vaccines, screenings, and some check-ups, even before you meet your deductible.