Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has urged residents in the state to get themselves enrolled in the State Social Health Insurance Scheme under the Edo State Health Improvement Programme (Edo-HIP), which was set up to make sure everyone has access to cheap and quality healthcare services.
He said this in commemoration of the International Health Coverage Day marked by the United Nations, and its several health-focused organs.
According to him, his government is focused on improved healthcare in Edo State.
He added that he will keep reviewing the implementation of the scheme to make sure it affects everyone positively.
His words, “As we mark the International Health Coverage Day, I urge residents in the state to take advantage of ongoing enrolment exercise for the Social Health Insurance Scheme, to enable them benefit from our healthcare programme planned to provide them with improved healthcare.
“As a government, we will continue to review the implementation of the scheme to ensure all segments of the society are captured to enjoy this healthcare services in revamped primary healthcare centers across the state.”
“The primary healthcare reform will not only ensure access but affordability.”
“We have provided for more funding for the health insurance scheme in the 2020 budget. More than N2 billion was budget for the health insurance and other welfare programmes that would improve the quality of life of the people.”
Way to go.
Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki (born 1 July, 1957 in Benin City, Nigeria) is a Nigerian businessman and politician, who is currently serving as the Executive Governor of Edo State. He was sworn in as the governor on 12 November 2016. He was the Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team inaugurated by former Governor Adams Oshiomole in March 2009.
Obaseki holds post graduate degrees in both Finance and International Business, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stock Brokers, Nigeria.
Obaseki served as executive board member of several private companies including Afrinvest. He is the recipient of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) award for best performing Governor of the year in October 2019.
Born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, Obaseki is the third child of Late Pa Roland Obaseki and Gbinigie of Owina Street, Ogbelaka Quarters, Benin City. He attended St. Matthew’s Primary School for his primary school education and proceeded to Eghosa Grammar School, in Benin City, for secondary education.
Obaseki is married to Betsy Bene Obaseki, a financial expert. She holds BSc. and MSc. in Accounting from the University of Lagos, and an alumnus of the Keliog’s School of Business Executive Management Programme, USA. He is an avid golfer.
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