January 27, 2023

Lawmakers confirm Dr. Fabong as Head of Plateau Health Insurance Agency

Dr. Fabong Jemchang, PLASCHEMA DG

The Plateau State House of Assembly has confirmed the appointment of the Director General of the Plateau State Healthcare Contributory Management Agency, Dr. Fabong Jemchang.

Fabong had been acting since he was appointed in 2021.

During plenary on Thursday, Speaker of the Assembly, Yakubu Sanda notified the House on the Executive letter seeking the confirmation of the pioneer DG of the Agency as substantive.

Presenting the nominee for the screening, member representing Langtang North-North state Constituency where the nominee comes from, Nanbol Listick, sought the house indulgence for the nominee to take a bow, considering his track record in the agency since inception in 2019.

He said the DG in acting capacity has made impact across all the 24 State Constituencies by enrolling people in both the formal and informal way as evident on their data during the House Committee on health oversight function to the agency.

Majority Leader of the House, Na’anlong Daniel affirmed the position of the Langtang North-North member based on the performance of the DG while acting and urged the speaker to permit the nominee to take a bow.

The House unanimously confirmed the nomination of the acting Director General of the Agency, Dr. Fabong Jemchang as substantive DG as requested by the state Governor, Simon Lalong.

Members of Plateau State House of Assembly and the Oromia parliament from Ethiopia.

Responding to the press shortly after his confirmation, the DG, Dr. Fabong Jemchang while thanking the Governor for finding him worthy, also appreciated the House for the confirmation. He said it will spur him to consolidate on what they are doing.

He said the agency has enrolled over 150 thousand beneficiaries of the scheme and they have a target to cover more than half of the state population in few years time.

During the plenary, the House also received in audience the Oromia regional state Parliament from Ethiopia, who are in the Country and Plateau state for a working visit.

Speaker of the Oromia parliament, Se’ada Abdulrhaman led the team and they were received by the Plateau State parliament.

There were exchange of gifts between the two Parliaments during the visit.