NHIS CEO and secretary suspended over allegations

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Prof Usman Yusuf, CEO of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has been suspended…

Nigeria’s  Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole today directed the Executive Secretary / Chief Executive Officer of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS),Prof. Usman Yusuf to proceed on three months suspension with immediate effect.

The directive was contained in an official communication signed by  the Minister.

According to the directive made available to HealthNewsNG, the suspension was a result of various allegations and petitions against him.

“The Hon Minister also said he has directed the setting up of an investigative committee to look in the various allegations in accordance with the Public Service Rules,” said Boade AkinolaDirector, Media and PR for the health minister.

According to the statement, the suspension became necessary to allow for an uninterrupted investigation. Prof. Usman Yusuf was however directed to handover to the next most Senior General Manager in the Agency.

“Members of staff of the agency are advised to be law abiding, vigilant and safeguard all Government properties including valuable documents,” the statement concluded. 

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