TheÂ Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has directed the Executive Secretary / Chief Executive Officer of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS),Prof. Usman Yusuf to proceed on three months suspension with immediate effect. The directive was contained in an official communication signed byÂ the Minister. According to the directive, the suspension was a result of various allegations and petitions against him.
The Minister in a statement issued yesterday by Director of Media and Public Relations, Mrs. Boade Akinola,Â Â also said he had directed the setting up of an investigative committee to look into the various allegations in accordance with the Public Service Rules. He said that “the suspension became necessary to allow for an uninterrupted investigation. Prof. Usman Yusuf was however directed to handover to the next most Senior General Manager in the Agency. Members of staff of the agency are advised to be law abiding, vigilant and safeguard all Government properties including valuable documents,â€ the statement said.