Speaking with the DG/CEO after he was enrolled, Abubakar thanked the Commission’s management for the honor of having his enrollment exercise done specially. He reflected on his role in the setting up of the NIMC and the NHIS during his tenure as Vice President to President Olusegun Obasanjo.
“I want to recall that when I was in office, I launched the National identity Management Scheme, as well as the National Health Insurance Scheme. When we came to office in 1999, we found out that these were two schemes that had being in the opening for the past 40 years. And we felt that it was time for us to begin to implement those schemes by updating them, to meet the contemporary, and technological advances, in the world”, Atiku was quoted in a NIMC press statement as saying.