Olorogun John Nani Purchases Health Insurance for 240 Women

…..Receives Health Ambassador

BY EUNICE EMEYAZIA

Chairman of the Governing Board, Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC, Olorogun John Nani, has purchased health insurance for 240 members of the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Women’s wing, drawn from the 24 kingdoms in Urhobo land.

He was also made a Health Insurance Ambassador by the Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), Olorogun Isaac Akpoveta, in recognition of his effort in providing quality healthcare to the people.

Flagging off the registration of the women at the Urhobo Progressive Union Uvwiamuge Ughelli North Local Government, on Sunday April 28, Dr. Isaac Akpoveta said Healthcare should not be a luxury reserved for the privileged few, as healthcare remained a fundamental human right that must be guaranteed to all.

The DG/ CEO noted that by adopting and purchasing health insurance for vulnerable members of his community, Hon. John Nani had demonstrated understanding of the power of determined action in creating positive change.

He urged Deltans at home and in the Diaspora to be inspired by the selflessness and dedication of Olorogun Nani, and join hands in supporting fellow community members who are in need.

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” It is heartwarming to see the spirit of solidarity and community support exemplified by this gentleman, whose noble gesture will provide essential healthcare coverage for those who need it most. With just N7000 per person you can purchase our health insurance card for your neighbor in need to access quality health care throughout the year. This is exactly what John Nani has just done, and the reason we are here today” the DG added.

Dr. Akpoveta said the gesture was what the M.O.R.E. Agenda of the Governor Oborevwori administration stood for, to Think M.O.RE. and do MORE for their neighbors, and urged stakeholders to SAVE A LIFE; by adopting and paying for the health insurance cover of any indigent person, with N7000 naira only for a year of quality healthcare.

While highlighting the plans in the state Contributory health scheme to include the Equity Health Plan, Formal Health Plan and the Informal Health Plan; he intimated the gathering of the various initiatives of the Commission such as the Access To Finance, Tertiary Institution Social Health Insurance Program (TISHIP), Artisans Enrollee Inducement Initiative; and the Indigent Enrollee Adoption Initiative.

Dr. Akpoveta thanked governor Sheriff Oborevwori for providing the strong political will and financial support to the commission, and expressed commitment to expanding the reach and impact across the state, while also ensuring health for all in Delta State by the year 2030 as stipulated in SDG 3 of the United Nations.

The sponsor, Olorogun John Nani in his remarks said the gesture was in recognition of the fact that he was only holding the position in trust for the people adding that this was “just the first phase”.
He thanked the DSCHC for the award, saying that it would spur him to do more.

The President General of the Urhobo Progress Union, worldwide Olorogun Barr. Gam Owe, Leader of UPU Women Worldwide, Dame Rose Oghene, Osu Ewheya -, a former Commissioner for Culture in the State, Dr. Philomena Onyearone, former SSA on Women Mobilization, Mrs Beauty Anidi, Chief Roseline Amioku, Olorogun Owovie, Chief Meg Atano, among others who spoke thanked the DESOPADEC Chairman for obliging the Union’s request to register some of their members and called on other leaders in urhobo land to take a cue.

The newly enrolled women who spoke in an interview expressed gratitude to the DESOPADEC Chairman, and lauded the Indigent Enrollee Adoption Initiative of the DSCHC. NIM

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