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Abia, firm partner NIMC to issue NIN to poor, vulnerable citizens

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The Abia State Health Insurance Agency (ABSHIA) and Biosec Solutions Limited have entered into partnership with National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), to issue National Identification Numbers (NIN) to poor and vulnerable people in the state.

Managing Director, Biosec Solutions, Dr. Agu Osoka, said the partnership was one of the initiatives of the minister of health to ensure an effective and efficient provision of basic healthcare for the poor and vulnerable in the society.

Osoka commended the state government for using identity management and e-governance to play a vital role in the socio-economic development of the state. 

Executive Secretary of ABSHIA, Dr. Chidi Ubani-Ukoma explained that 47,000 beneficiaries are expected to be enrolled in the next two months. 

He said: “The poorest of the poor are our target population in this partnership. We will solve two key challenges by providing the poor and vulnerable Abians with National Identity Number, while enrolling them into the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund, they will be entitled to free health services up to secondary level of care. 

Biosec Solutions is a licensed NIMC enrolment partner, facilitating the issuance of NIN nationwide.

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