Barr. (Mrs) Blessing Iveren Nienge, is the Ag. General Manager and Head, Legal Department of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
She joined the Scheme in 2001 as a Manager and rose through the ranks while serving in various capacities in NHIS. She has held Managerial positions in NHIS as Ag. General Manager, Legal Department, Deputy General Manager, Administration (HR&AD), Kaduna State Coordinator and FCT State Coordinator.
Before joining the NHIS in 2001, Mrs. Nienge, shortly after her National Youth Service Corps in 1989, engaged in private legal practice in the prestigious Law Firm of Kanu Agabi (SAN) and Associates between 1990- 1994. She further practiced in Mirr and Co, a Law Firm in Kaduna State between 1995 and 2000 from where she proceeded to join NHIS.
Mrs. Nienge, is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. She has attended a number of courses nationally and internationally to further sharpen her skills and keep abreast with evolving legal trends.
She is a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989, attended University of Jos, Plateau State, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Law (LL.B Hons) Degree in 1987. She also attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos and obtained a Barrister at Law (B.L) Degree in 1989. She proceeded further in her academic pursuit to the Nigerian Defence Academy Postgraduate School, where she obtained a Masters of Arts (MA, Development Studies).
She loves reading, traveling and caring for the less privileged in society. She is happily married with Children.