Health minister suspends more top officials of NHIS

18 Juillet, 2017, 04:14 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • Health minister suspends more top officials of NHIS

Officers of the Nigerian police force and the Civil defence corps have besieged the building of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja following intelligence reports of a protest being planned by the Suspended Executive secretary of the NHIS, Yusuf Usman.

The embattled Usman allegedly threatened to storm the office premises with loyalists with an aim to unseat the acting executive secretary who resumed today.

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.

Yusuf last week rejected his suspension, saying that it was only the president that can remove him from office.

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Others are Mr. Yusuf Fatik, General Manager (Human Resources and Administration); Mr. Shehu Adamu, Assistant General Manager (Audit); Mr. Vincent Mamdam, Assistant General Manager/Head (Insurance) and Mr. Safiyanu Attah, Senior Assistant Officer (Marketing); Mr. Owen Udo Udoma, Senior Manager (Contribution Management) and Mr.

The suspension, according to a statement by the ministry, is in furtherance to the activities of the investigative panel of inquiry as well as the desire to have an uninterrupted and robust investigation of all petitions against some officials of the NHIS.

Adewole urged the investigative committee, "to remain focused, fair and transparent in the discharge of this national task despite the sensation this development has generated".


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