The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has been suspended indefinitely, nine months after he was reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that Yusuf, who was suspended by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, in July last year and indicted for an alleged N919m fraud, was controversially reinstated by Buhari on February 6, 2018.
At a briefing in Abuja, Thursday, the Chairman of the NHIS board, Dr Enyantu Ifenne, accused Yusuf of insubordination, fraud, arbitrariness and other corrupt practices.
Ifenne said, “The council has met. We have been inundated with petitions. We also observed some executive infractions that we cannot ignore, especially in an administration that is committed to transparency and accountability like Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.”
She said Yusuf was suspended to allow for unencumbered, unfettered space to do a thorough investigation.