Abiodun OBA

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has pledged to work with the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS to ensure the latter succeeds.

The Executive Chairman, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who was represented by the Director of Operations, Abdulkarim Chukkol, reiterated the Commission’s resolve on Thursday in Abuja.

Professor Muhammad Nasir Sambo, Executive Secretary, NHIS,  led the management of the agency on a courtesy visit to the headquarters of the EFCC, Jabi, Abuja.

Chukkol said,  “The EFCC has no choice but to work with you, to make you succeed. We will always see to it that the investigation that we are doing, we will continue with it.

“We are happy that it is yielding result and all the monies or funds that are recovered are being put to good use. So we will not relent in our efforts to see that each and every kobo that is lost is recovered for the benefit of the country.”

Earlier, Sambo expressed gratitude to EFCC for recovering about N5.4 billion for NHIS out of the N12.085 billion that has been trapped and assured that every kobo recovered will be judiciously utilized.

“In total, the EFCC has been able to recover about N5.4 billion for us out of the N12.085 billion that has been trapped; this is a monumental achievement and that is why we will ensure that we remain good partners to the EFCC,” he said.

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