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Finance minister stops NHIS from investing N25b

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Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has stopped the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from investing about N25billion.

Based on what he inherited from his predecessor, Acting Executive Secretary Attahiru Ibrahim, the Executive Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer of the NHIS Prof. Usman Yusuf, has proposed an investment of N25billion to N30billion from the scheme’s funds.

Yusuf presented the investment plan to the NHIS Governing Council, which is yet to be convinced.

A source said: “Both the Governing Council and the NHIS Executive Secretary are yet to agree on the investment of the funds.

The Nation, August 29, 2018

 

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