FG Inaugurates Seven-Man Panel To Probe NHIS Boss

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Updated November 2, 2018


The Federal Government has inaugurated the seven-man panel set up to investigate allegations of infractions and financial malfeasance levelled against the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf.

The inauguration of the panel which was done by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha on Friday, had the Minister of Health, Mr Isaac Adewole in attendance, among others.

In charge of the panel is the Former Permanent Secretary, Mr Bukar Hassan.

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Other members include the Director, HPRS, FMH, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole; Director, Audit, (AuGF), Adewale Owolo; and Deputy Director Expenditure (OAGF), Shamsuddeen Bello.

Others are the Director, Certification & Compliance, BPP, Ishaq Yahaya; Director of Science (FMS&T), Dr. Ekanem John Udoh; and Director, Administration (OSGF), Mrs Jummai Idakwo.

The panel has two weeks to complete its assignment.

The inauguration comes two days after President Muhammadu Buhari directed the embattled NHIS boss to proceed on administrative leave starting from November 5.

According to a statement signed by Olusegun A. Adekunle, a Permanent Secretary in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the decision was to allow for unfettered investigation into the allegations levelled against  him.