Buhari Recalls Suspended NHIS Executive Secretary

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President Muhammadu Buhari has recalled the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Usman Yusuf who were suspended from office in July, 2017.

Minister of health,Professor Isaac Adewole suspended Yusuf over allegations of fraud, misappropriation and nepotism which was alleged against him.

Prof. Yusuf suspension was initially for three months but was later extended indefinitely after a ministerial panel found him “culpable in many areas” of his performance.

His suspension generated controversies with the House of Representatives asking that he be reinstated,pending the outcome of the probe into the allegations.

But, Mr. Yusuf in his response says he would not obey the suspension order, adding that the minister had no powers to suspend him.

However, in a letter with reference number, ‘SH/COS/10/6/A/29’, signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, the President informed the minister of Yusuf’s recall.

Buhari “admonished to work harmoniously with the minister.”

The minister of health, Adewole on Tuesday evening confirm the development.

“Yes, it is true that the president has reinstated him, (Yusuf)” Mr. Adewole says, but he refused to give further details on the issue.

What Are Nigerians Saying

Meanwhile,below are some twitter responses from some Nigerians on the issue.

 

 

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