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    Presidency orders suspended NHIS boss’ probe


    [Read Also: REPS SUMMON HEALTH MINISTER, ASK HIM TO REINSTATE NHIS BOSS]

    The letter read in part, “His Excellency, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Acting-President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, is in receipt of the referred two petitions in which allegations of fraud and abuse of office were levied against the Executive Secretary of the NHIS, Prof. Usman Yusuf; and has directed that the petitions be forwarded to you for inquiry and necessary action.

    “Please accept the assurances of His Excellency, the Acting President’s consideration and best wishes.”

    Recall that the House of Representatives had ordered the health minister to immediately reinstate the NHIS boss seven days and halt the re-accreditation of Health Maintenance Organisations.

    The lower chamber had claimed that Yusuf was being punished for exposing corruption in the NHIS during his speech at a reps committee hearing.

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