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Buhari signs National Health Insurance Authority Bill into law

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President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the National Health Insurance Authority Bill 2022 into law.

The new law, according to a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, repealed the National Health Insurance Scheme Act, Cap N42, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

At the signing of the new law, the President said that a Fund will be set up “to ensure coverage of 83 million poor Nigerians who cannot afford to pay premiums as recommended by the Lancet Nigeria Commission.”

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