NLC President Ayuba Wabba

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, to vacate office and allow an investigation to be conducted into the allegations levied against him.

Yusuf was suspended indefinitely by the governing council of the scheme led by Ifenne Enyanatu, over alleged gross misconduct on October 18.

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The Chairman of the Medical and Health Workers Union FCT Council and a representative of the NLC, Abubakar Shanabo, on Thursday, said the protest over the resumption of the Executive Secretary must continue.

He said: “This is the third day of this protest and we will not relent. The national body is in full support of the struggle.

“We insist that Yusuf remains suspended and must vacate his office for the administrative panel to carry on with their investigation.

“We call on the Federal Government to do the needful as it stands for integrity with zero tolerance for corruption.  If nothing is done, the Trade Union Congress and NLC national bodies will carry on with the protest on October 29.

“The enrollees are being affected and not getting the maximum health services they deserve, therefore peace and sanity must return to the scheme.”