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Senate confirms Kelechi Ohiri as D-G, NHIA



The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Dr Kelechi Ohiri as the Director-General, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

The confirmation followed the presentation of report by the Senate Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary) during plenary session.

Presenting the report, chairperson of the committee, Sen. Banigo Ipalibo (PDP-Rivers West) recalled that the Senate considered President Bola Tinubu’s request for the confirmation of Ohiri’s nomination on Feb. 14.

He said it was after this that the Senate referred the request to the committee for further legislative action.

Ipalibo said the committee carefully scrutinised the Curriculum Vitae presented by the nominee and ascertained that he is qualified and suitable for the job.

“The nominee is well experienced and adequately exposed at the top international and domestic levels and has the capacity to function as the director-general of the NHIA,’’ Ipalibo added.

In his remarks, President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio urged Ohiri to continue to apply his wisdom and expertise on the job to move the nation forward.

Naomi Sharang

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