Reps probe NHIS crisis

The House of Representatives has just resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the raging crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme.

The committee has been given four weeks to complete the assignment. Similarly a presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, says the Presidency has stepped into the crisis rocking the Scheme following Yusuf’s purported suspension.

Recall that the Governing Council of the NHIS suspended the Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf, over allegations of “fraud.”

But, Yusuf, accompanied by policemen, forced his way into office on Monday, amid protests by workers, some supporting the him, others against him.

The situation that almost degenerated into security breach was, however, contained with the intervention of a combined team of Police, civil defence and state security operatives.

recall that the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, had earlier suspended Yusuf over similar allegations on July 6, 2017.

But the Federal Government reinstated him on February 6, 2018, after an administrative panel found him not guilty of the allegations of abuse of office and maladministration. Yusuf  resumed work on February 8, 2018.

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