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EFCC recovers N900m for NHIS from DMBs

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has recovered additional nine hundred million Naira for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Spokesman for the Commission, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed in a statement released yesterday.

   He alleged the sum was part of the money that some deposit money banks (DMBs) fraudulently withheld since 2015 and refused to remit into the Treasury Single Account (TSA) for NHIS.

   According to him, the recovered sum was released to NHIS on Wednesday, February 8, adding that the Commission had on February 10, 2022, released to the NHIS N1.5 billion recovered from the banks.

   Uwujaren further stated the Commission, had also on August 5, 2022, released N1.4 billion to the scheme.

   Recall the Executive Secretary of NHIS, Prof. Muhammad Nasir Sambo, had on July 29, 2021, applaud the EFCC  for assisting NHIS in the recovery of funds trapped in the banks.

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