Ousted NHIS Boss Victim Of Gang-Up – Source

Ousted NHIS Boss Victim Of Gang-Up – Source
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By Chidozie Ogbonnaya

A reliable source on Sunday informed AljazirahNigeria that the travails of the embattled National Health Insurance Scheme Executive Secretary, Prof. Yusuf Usman, was a product of gang-up against the NHIS top officer.

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According to the inside source who spoke to our correspondent on the basis of anonymity said that the reason for the unjustified suspension of the Executive secretary is to frustrate the effort of professor Yusuf in his bid to fight corruption, and recover the monies.

The source also alleged that Prof Yusuf’s problem cannot be intirely distanced from politics as some of the board members of the HMOs are also associates of Presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar.

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“Dr Enyantu Ifenne is the chairman of the NHIS governing council is a member of the Board of Trustee of American University of Nigeria, an institution owned by the PDP presidential candidate: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

“Yusuf’s efforts have promoted effective service delivery as against the fraudulent activities anchored by the HMOs.

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“It was also discovered that the Executive Secretary called for the scrapping of the HMOs due to the mismanagement of funds given to them which also facilitated the effort of the Governing Board in suspending Prof. Yusuf.

“We call on the attention of the government not to give in to this antics of politician who have resolved to frustrate every effort geared towards .it is worthy of note that over 351 billion had been expended on the HMOs so far without commensurate result.”

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AljazirahNigeria recalls that Yusuf, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016, was first suspended in July last year over allegations of N919million fraud.

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