The governing council of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has suspended the Executive Secretary of the scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf indefinitely.
Professor Yusuf was suspended by the board in order to pave way for an investigation into allegations levelled against him.
The professor who was expected to speak on his suspension, later made a U-turn as he called off a press conference he had earlier scheduled.
At a briefing in the scheme headquarter on Thursday, Dr Eyantu Ifenne, the chairman of the governing council, said based on the review of various documents on allegations levelled against him, they have resolved to constitute an administrative panel to investigate and submit their report in the next three months.
“The ES is suspended indefinitely to pave unfettered space for the committee to do thorough investigations into the matter.”
Efene added that approval has been gotten from the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Concise News recalls that the NHIS boss was suspended by the Minister of Health in July 2017 but was called back by the presidency in February 2018.