Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS Prof. Usman Yusuf, has been suspended from duty indefinitely.
He was suspended by the agency’s governing council to pave way for an investigation into allegations levelled against him. The nature of the offence and the allegations against him are yet to be disclosed.
Dr Eyantu Ifenne, the Chairman of the governing council made this known at a briefing in the NHIS headquarters yesterday. He said that based on the review of various documents on allegations levelled against Usman, they have resolved to constitute an administrative panel to investigate and submit their report in the next three months. He said,
“The Executive Secretary is suspended indefinitely to pave unfettered space for the committee to do thorough investigations into the matter.”
Efene added that approval has been obtained from the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, in this regard.
“The council has also resolved that Dr Abubakar Sadiq Adamu immediately step into the acting capacity of the ES to allow activities to run smoothly,” he stated.