The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Mohammed Sambo, has approved the deployment of a new Head of Media and Public Relations for the Scheme.
Sambo stated this in a statement issued by the new NHIS Head, Media and Public Relations, Mr Emmanuel Ononokpono, on Friday in Abuja.
According to the statement, Ononokpono until the development was the NHIS State Coordinator in Akwa Ibom State.
Sambo, however, congratulated Ononokpono and urged him to deploy his experience and skills diligently to achieve effective public communication of policies, activities and achievements of the scheme, especially in the context of its ongoing reforms.
He also charged him to work closely with stakeholders of the media industry to deepen the process of recovery of public confidence in the fast-emerging new NHIS.
According to the statement, Ononokpono replaces Mr Ayo Osinlu as the Head of Media and Public Relations of the organisation.
“Osinlu has been promoted to General Manager and consequently posted as the Head of the Marketing Department of the nation’s foremost healthcare financing agency. The new spokesman, who is a Deputy General Manager, holds a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, and began his public service career with the media division of the Scheme in 1998. Ononokpono is an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and an Associate Member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]