NBA urges inclusion of members in NHIS



The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ekiti branch, on Friday, appealed to the Federal Government to include its  in the National Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

The Secretary of  NBA Ikole-branch, Mr Oluwasola Olarewaju, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria () in Ado-Ekiti.

He said the association had proposed to set up a committee on NHIS to lawyers across the country, in line with the initiative of the NBA President, Mr Olumide Akpata.

According to Olanrewaju, the scheme is to help lawyers have accessible and affordable  medical treatment to reduce the cost expended on their .

He stated that the scheme would start with 1,000 lawyers as beneficiaries across the country, adding that the national body of the association, would determine the payment and hospitals that lawyers would register for the scheme.

Olarewaju noted that branch of the association across the country would pick four from their branch as beneficiaries.

He added that two lawyers from a year to seven years post , but not 30-years of age would benefit from the scheme.

He also said  that two senior lawyers, aged 60 years and above, who must have their practising fee , branch fee as at March 31, would also benefit from the scheme.

Olarenwaju advised lawyers who are in the habit of not paying practising and branch fee to turn a new leaf, to benefit in the scheme. ()