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NHIS Board Suspends Executive Secretary ‘Usman Yusuf’ Indefinitely

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Nigeria News – NHIS Board Suspends Executive Secretary ‘Usman Yusuf’ Indefinitely

Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has been suspended indefinitely by the governing council of the scheme.

On Thursday, at a press conference which held at the NHIS headquarters in Abuja, Mrs Eyantu Efene, the Chairman of the council, announced the decision after a meeting which lasted for about three hours with relevant stakeholders.

His suspension followed allegations of inflation of costs of bio-metric capturing machines, attempts to illegally execute a N30 billion investment in federal government bonds and insubordination.

To investigate the allegations, a panel was consequently set up.

The panel is expected to submit the report in three months.

However, Mr Yusuf has immediately been replaced by Sadique Abubakar as the acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

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