Why I suspended NHIS executive secretary - Health Minister reveals

Why I suspended NHIS executive secretary - Health Minister reveals

- The suspension of the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has raised concerns

- Usman Yusuf was suspended because there have been allegations of fraud and other accusations

- Mr Yusuf was directed to hand over to the next most senior General Manager in the agency

Isaac Adewole, the Minister of Health has explained why he directed the Chief Executive Officer of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf.

He is to proceed on three months suspension with immediate effect following various accusations.

Mrs Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health made this known in a statement on Friday, July 7 in Abuja.

According to NAN, Mrs Akinola quoted the minister as saying the suspension was a result of various allegations and petitions against Mr Yusuf.

READ ALSO: Executive Secretary of the NHIS allegedly suspended over fraud accusations

To get to the bottom of the matter, the minister also directed the setting up of an investigative committee to look in the various allegations in accordance with the Public Service Rules.

Mr Akinola further quoted the minister as saying the suspension was also to allow for uninterrupted investigation.

Following his suspension, he was directed to hand over to the next most senior General Manager in the agency.

He advised staff of the agency to be law abiding, vigilant and safeguard all government properties including valuable documents.

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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the suspension was reportedly approved on Thursday, July 6, with immediate effect, almost a year after the 54-year-old health expert took over the health insurance provider on July 29, 2016.

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Source: Naij.com

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