- The suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Usman Yusuf has given five reasons why he would not obey minister of Health, Isaac Adewole's order
- Adewole last week asked Mr. Yusuf to go for compulsory suspension because of an allegation leveled against him
The suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Usman Yusuf has officially declared why he would not obey the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole’s July 6 suspension order.
Yusuf disclosed this in a letter written on Wednesday, July 12, saying he would not comply with the order .
He said that the order compelled him to go for a three month suspension while he gave five reasons why he disobeyed, Premiums Times reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Isaac asked Yusuf to go for the suspension last week because of corruption allegations.
It was learnt that the suspension came weeks after the Senate started investigations into his activities as the NHIS chief.
Senate was said to have indicted Yusuf of “corrupt expenditure of N292 million” which he allegedly spent on health care training “without recourse to any appropriate approving authority.”
On Wednesday, July 13, the House of Representatives asked the health minister to recall Mr. Yusuf.
On Thursday, July 13, a civic group criticised however the House of Reps for calling for the recall of the suspended official until the ordered investigation was concluded.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Usman Yusuf, the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), been allegedly suspended by the minister of health, Isaac Adewole.
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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