350, 000 families in Niger get health insurance 


No fewer than 350, 000 families of farmers have been earmarked  to access health insurance under the Niger State Contributory Healthcare Agency (NiCare) to enhance agricultural productivity.

The state governor, Mohammed Umaru Bago, stated this Thursday in Minna while presiding over the signing of MoU between Niger State Foods Ltd and NiCare.

The governor said government is determined to ensure that farmers get access to medical facilities, adding that ” this will enhance their output in the area of food production.”

He added, “Lack of production is the bane of the economic challenges facing the country. The agricultural initiatives both at the federal and state levels would provide lasting solution and this can only be possible when the farmers are healthy”.

He noted that the contributory health scheme had not achieved the desired result in the state, adding that the state government is in discussion with civil servants to ensure that the scheme is turned around for effective and efficient service to people.