The Executive Secretary (ES) of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, has been suspended again over his alleged involvement in corruption.
Yusuf was suspended indefinitely by the governing council of the scheme in order to pave way for investigation into his alleged crime.
Disclosing this during a briefing at NHIS headquarters on Thursday, the chairman of the governing council, Dr. Eyantu Ifenne explained that following the review of various documents on allegations leveled against Yusuf, they have resolved to constitute an administrative panel to probe him and submit their report in the next three months.
“The ES is suspended indefinitely to pave unfettered space for the committee to do thorough investigations into the matter,” Efene said, adding that approval has been received from the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole.
He said, “The council has also resolved that Dr Abubakar Sadiq Adamu immediately step into the acting capacity of the ES to allow activities to run smoothly.”
Yusuf was first suspended by the Minister of Health in July, 2017. He was however, to chagrin of Nigerians, called back by President Muhammadu Buhari in February, 2018.
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