President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022.
The information was disclosed on the President’s official Twitter handle on Thursday.
According to the tweet, the development is part of his administration’s efforts to ensure health coverage for Nigerians.
The bill repeals the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act 2004.
“As part of our healthcare reforms, I have signed into law the recently passed National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022, which repeals the National Health Insurance Scheme Act. We will ensure the full implementation of the new Act, to provide coverage for all Nigerians,” he said.
Buhari noted that the new National Health Insurance Authority will collaborate with state government health insurance schemes to accredit primary and secondary healthcare facilities and ensure the enrollment of Nigerians.