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Buhari reinstates Suspended NHIS Boss Usman Yusuf



Buhari reinstates Suspended NHIS Boss Usman Yusuf - BellaNaija

NHIS Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf

Usman Yusuf, Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has been reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari, Premium Times reports.

Yusuf had been ordered by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, on July 7, 2017, to proceed on three months suspension to pave the way for an investigation following petitions written against him, one of which was the procurement of a ₦58 million SUV without due process.

The Senate had also earlier launched an investigation into Yusuf’s administration, accusing him of “corrupt expenditure of N292m” which he allegedly spent on health care training “without recourse to any appropriate approving authority.”

Yusuf had refused to comply with the suspension, saying under the Act setting up the scheme, the appointment and removal of the executive secretary is at the instance of the President.

The Health Minister, after a panel set up to investigate the allegations made against Yusuf had found him culpable, had in October 2017, suspended the NHIS boss indefinitely.

According to a source who spoke to Premium Times, Yusuf had been reinstated by President Buhari, and a letter of reinstatement was sent to Adewole on Tuesday.

Adewole also confirmed the receipt of the letter which asked that he work closely with Yusuf upon his resumption, saying, “It is true that the president has reinstated him.”


  1. nene+

    February 7, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahha anti kwaraption Pight.

    This is how corruption war is fought. Congrats Buhari you didnt disappoint me

  2. edie

    February 7, 2018 at 11:06 am

    stealing is not corruption, nepotism is not corruption, clannishness is not corruption…can someone please remind me on what corruption is again. How i pity those whose duty it is to defend this administration

  3. Fizzy

    February 7, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Those of you who voted for Buhari because he is Mr. Clean or because of Osibanjo – Mr. Church can you now see your lives outside outside?

  4. Physio Tinu

    February 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Those in the healthcare sector know that since Usman Yusuf became the boss at NHIS, he started asking questions, making things difficult for non-performing HMO’s, demanding accountability and improving processes for better health services for you and I. Suddenly they started discovering missing money, finding him culpable.
    Na here we dey so.
    And Nigerians don’t care. All the cabal has to do is hint at corruption and suddenly you become the enemy. Then again, no one has clean hands so I can’t even boldly defend anyone in public office. But i siddon dey look…

    • tunmi

      February 8, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      thank you for this perspective

  5. jani

    February 9, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Buhari is dreadfully corrupt.

    Yes Usman Yusuf was asking questions of HMO’s. He was asking HMO’s for kickbacks are bribes.

    That is corruption

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