The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof  Mohammed Nasir Sambo has approved the deployment of a new Head of Media  and Public Relations for the Scheme.


He is Mr. Emmanuel Ononokpono, who until this development, was the NHIS  State Coordinator in Akwa Ibom State. He replaces Mr. Ayo Osinlu, who until  now the Head of Media and Public Relations of the organisation.


Osinlu was recently promoted 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 (APCON).


Announcing the postings, Prof. Sambo congratulated the new spokesman, 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.




Head, Media and Public Relations.