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Nigeria: 54% of NHIs 2019 Approved Budget Released So Far - Official

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The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said that only N15.2 billion of the N28 billion allocated to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the 2019 budget has been disbursed.

Mr Ehanire made this known at a two-day investigative hearing organised by three committees of the House of Representatives in Abuja.

The committees are Insurance and Actuarial Matters, Healthcare Services and Health Institutions.

Ehanire who was represented by a director in the ministry, Emmanuel Moribo, stated that so far the ministry had received N28.5 billion and had so far disbursed N15.2 billion.

According to the minister, only three states nationwide had got funds so far.

He explained that certain

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