Suspension Of NHIS Executive Secretary: Health Ministry Sets Up Investigative Committee
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has confirmed the suspension of the Executive Secretary / Chief Executive Officer of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS),Prof. Usman Yusuf. to proceed on three months suspension with immediate effect.
According to a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja,by the Director, Media and PR ,Boade Akinola that the directive was contained in an official communication signed by the Minister,Prof. Adewole
According to the directive, the suspension was a result of various allegations and petitions against him.
The 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.
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.