FG Suspends NHIS’s CEO, Constitutes Probe Panel


Usman Yusuf

Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

The federal government has finally waded into the crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) by suspending the Executive Secretary of NHIS, Dr. Usman Yusuf and setting up an independent fact-finding panel to investigate the alleged fraud levelled against him.

In Yusuf’s absence, a Director of Administration in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Ben Omogo, has been deployed to oversee the affairs of the scheme.

A statement issued yesterday by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office) for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Olusegun A. Adekunle, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the establishment of the panel after due consultation.

The seven-man panel, which will submit its report within two weeks, is to be headed by Dr….

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