Agency commends Buni over free enrolment of 1,403 vigilante members into health care scheme


By Bala Dauda, Damaturu

The Yobe State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (YOCHMA) has commended Gov. Mai Mala Buni for approving free enrolment of 1,403 vigilante members into the informal sector of the state contributory health care scheme.

YOCHMA Executive Secretary, Dr Babagana Tijjani, stated this to journalists in Damaturu.

He said the gesture was aimed at boosting the morale of vigilance groups in view of their contribution to peace and security in the state.

“ I am pleased to announce with great admiration the commitment of the Yobe State Government under the able leadership of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of the state, Hon Mai Mala Buni who approved and paid for the enrollment of 1,403 vigilantes into the state’s Contributory Healthcare informal sector programme.

“ Recognizing the invaluable contributions of vigilantes to the security and wellbeing of our communities, this initiative aims to ensure their easy access to quality healthcare services without financial barriers and to replace the usual out of pocket expenditures.

“ Under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Mai Mala Buni, Yobe State continues to prioritize the health and welfare of all its citizens, including those who tirelessly work to safeguard our communities. By extending healthcare coverage to vigilantes, the state government has demonstrated a sense of gratitude for their dedication and bravery in maintaining peace and security across the state.

“ Furthermore, Yobe State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency calls upon private organizations to join hands with the agency in this noble endeavor. We, therefore, invite business groups, NGOs, philanthropists and other stakeholders to participate in the contributory healthcare schemes, which will strengthen our collective efforts towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.

“ Healthcare is a fundamental human right, and it is imperative that we leave no one behind in our pursuit of accessible and affordable healthcare for all residents of the state. By this commitment, Yobe State Government has further reaffirmed its total commitment towards the realization of Universal Health Coverage in the state,” he said.

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