The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation received its certificate of accreditation for the NNPC Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) from the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS) over the weekend.
With this certificate, the NNPC HMO is now fully certified to pursue and possibly achieve its goal of providing quality healthcare services to Nigerians and to reduce the medical tourism of Nigerians to other countries.
Whilst receiving the certificate of accreditation at the NHIS headquarters in Abuja, the managing director of the NNPC HMO, Dr.
Musa Ribadu said “NNPC being as a corporation known for quality performance, was ready to improve perspective beneficiaries of its packages.
He further said, “We are confident that our entry into the market, will increase the national coverage statistics by at least 1-2 digits. We know the oil and gas that can attract active participation within this sector for the scheme”.
Dr. Musa Ribadu said the initiative to invest in this venture was part of NNPC plans to diversify its revenue base and contribute to the corporation’s bottom line.
The Executive Secretary, NHIS, Dr. Muhammed Nasir Sambo, praised the corporation for its track record over the year, encouraging the oil company well in its future endeavors.