- Eight top officials of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) have been allegedly suspended
- The suspension of the officers is to allow thorough investigation following allegations of fraud
- The executive secretary of the NHIS, Usman Yusuf , was earlier suspended because there have been allegations of fraud and other accusations
Prof. Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, has suspended more top officials of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), barely a week after sending its chief executive on compulsory leave.
A statement from the ministry of health, on Monday, July 17, said the suspension of the officials was to allow thorough investigation of the reported large scale fraud in the NHIS.
Top officials affected include; Olufemi Akingbade, the general manager, zonal coordinator south-south zone; John Okon, general manager, Finance Account; Yusuf Fatika, the general manager, Human Resources and Administration; and Shehu Adamu, the assistant general manager, Audit.
Others are Vincent Mamdam, the assistant general manager, Head Insurance; Safiyanu Attah – senior assistant officer, Marketing; Owen Udo Udoma, senior manager, Contribution Management; and Innocent Abbah, senior assistant officer, Planning Research and Monitoring.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the minister of health explained why he suspended the Chief Executive Officer of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf.
Mrs Boade Akinola, director of Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, quoted the minister as saying the suspension was a result of various allegations and petitions against Yusuf.
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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.
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