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Buhari Reappoints NHIS Boss Under Investigation For Alleged N919m Fraud

President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, who was suspended by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on July 6, 2017, has learnt.


In a letter with reference number, ‘SH/COS/10/6/A/29’, marked by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, the President educated the priest of Yusuf’s additional, that he (Yusuf) had been “counseled to work amicably with the pastor.”

The letter, it was learnt, was sent to the clergyman on Tuesday evening. At the point when our reporter called the pastor to affirm the new advancement, Adewole just stated, “Indeed, what you have heard is valid.” He declined to answer any further request about the issue.

Sources at the government Ministry of Health likewise affirmed Yusuf’s reestablishment. They didn’t, in any case, reveal when the NHIS supervisor would continue.

The letter made no say of the test Yusuf was looking at the EFCC.

By chance, Yusuf was being flame broiled by the men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday when his letter of restoration was sent to the Federal Ministry of Health.

Yusuf, who is being tested by the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, was blamed for executing extortion to the tune of N919m.

A board of trustees set up by the pastor had presented a test answer to the President last September blaming Yusuf for manhandle of office.

In the report which was ordered by senior authorities of the wellbeing service, the Department of State Services and the ICPC, the board depicted Yusuf as an open worker who “depicted a holier than thou demeanor however at the foundation, drained the organization dry” by scheming with others to execute extortion to the tune of over N919m.

As per the board, the N919m was disastrously given as installment to advisors for staff preparing.

The board of trustees said as the leader of the office, Yusuf was actually in charge of all regulatory, acquisition and money related slips.

As indicated by the report, “His (Yusuf’s) tricky state of mind combined with ‘name dropping’ of Mr. President as having sent him to disinfect the NHIS however he made more mischief than great the plan.”

The board, in this manner, prescribed that the EFCC test the organization for preoccupation of assets and repudiation of the Procurement Act of 2007.

The report expressed that Yusuf contradicted the Procurement Act of 2007 through nepotism and other unpredictable honor of agreements and ought to be endorsed in accordance with the arrangement of the Act.

Clarifying how the affirmed staff preparing trick occurred, the board of trustees said in a few examples, the quantity of learners was much more than the whole number of workers at the organization while in some different cases, a few representatives were enlisted for a similar preparing in two distinct states in the meantime.

The majority of the specialists were said to have charged in regards to N250, 000 for each member.

The PUNCH had only announced in December that Yusuf, who is near the plot in the Presidency, had been making moves to come back to his post.

At the point when our reporter connected with him to react to the affirmations leveled against him last December, Yusuf had stated, “F*ck you, and f*ck the pastor.”

In the interim, it was learnt that Yusuf was flame broiled for more than 12 hours at the EFCC on Monday and Tuesday.

A source at the EFCC stated, “The NHIS manager was with all of us through Monday and returned on Tuesday for all the more addressing. His international ID was likewise seized. He will return on one more day for all the more addressing.”



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