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Buhari reinstates NHIS boss under probe for alleged N919m
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Buhari reinstates NHIS boss under probe for alleged N919m

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President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf.

Yusuf was suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct.

A panel commissioned by the minister Later found him culpable of infractions that ranged from nepotism to theft of public funds.

According to the panel, the N919m was dubiously given as payment to consultants for staff training.

The committee said as the head of the agency, Yusuf was personally responsible for all administrative, procurement and financial lapses.

In a letter with reference number, ‘SH/COS/10/6/A/29’, signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, the President informed the minister of Yusuf’s recall, adding that he (Yusuf) had been “admonished to work harmoniously with the minister.”

Our Correspondent reports that  the minister  confirmed the new development on Tuesday, but refused to answer any further inquiries about the issue.

 

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