Suspended NHIS Boss, Prof. Usman Yusuf

Suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, on Thursday denied media reports that he sued President Muhammadu Buhari.

Yusuf through his Lawyers, Alliance Law Firm, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.

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The Managing Partner of the firm, Dr Uche Val-Obi (SAN), said that his client pledged his continued loyalty to the President and would fully cooperate with the incoming Director, Ben Omogo.

He said; “Our attention has been drawn to the false news making rounds that our client, Prof. Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary (ES) of NHIS, has taken the Presidency to Court over his purported suspension by the Governing Board.

“As Counsel to Prof. Yusuf, we wish to place on record that there is no iota of truth in this story, and that he has not taken the President or the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) to Court as alleged.

“Instead, our Client had, through our firm, approached the Federal High Court vide an originating summons filed on 29th October 2018 in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1220/2018, with him as Plaintiff while NHIS, Hon. Minister of Health, and Attorney General were named as defendants.

“By this action, he was essentially seeking the judicial interpretation and determination of certain questions pertaining the propriety or otherwise of the Governing Council’s action in suspending him from office without Presidential approval or due process.”