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EFCC Grills NHIS Managers Over N919m ‘Fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned some contractors of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) after grilling managers of the scheme on Monday. The NHIS managers were quizzed over an alleged N919 million fraud perpetrated under the watch of its Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf. Recall that Yusuf, who was last year suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, over the alleged fraud, was recently reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari. Adewole’s panel had amongst others…

FCTA Marks Patience Jonathan’s Property For Demolition

A property belonging to Mrs Patience Jonathan, wife of former president Goodluck Jonathan has been marked for demolition by the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA. The property is located at Jabi, opposite the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS. Giving reason for the planned demolition, the Development Control, a department under the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMAC), said the multi-billion naira property was a contravention of development control laws in the FCT, as it was sitting on a green…

NHIS To Get N1 Billion To Fight HIV/AIDS

The Federal Government said on Monday that it would support the fight against HIV and AIDS programmes through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 2018. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this at the opening of a two-day Nigeria HIV and AIDS intervention symposium in Abuja. Adewole said that the support had become important because of the prevalence of the epidemic in the country and the world at large. He explained that in 2016, the UNAIDS report had revealed that 36.7 people live with HIV…

NHIS Acting ES Warns Staff, Abuse Your Office, Face My Wrath

Attahiru Ibrahim, the Acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has warned staff of the scheme against abuse of office. Ibrahim, who takes over in the interim from embattled NHIS Boss, Usman Yusuf, threatened to spare no effort in dealing with any worker found in the act of abusing his or her office. He said this in his first press statement upon taking over as Executive Secretary of the scheme. “This is aimed at reassuring them that they’re first of all human beings who deserve some…

NHIS Crisis Deepens As Union Uncover Plans By Suspended ES To Cause Mayhem On Monday

The crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) seems to have deepened as the joint in house unions of the scheme have alleged of a plot by the suspended Executive Secretary, Dr. Usman Yusuf, to cause havoc when work resumes on Monday/ In a terse statement by Achir Chris on behalf of the joint unions, all staffers of the NHIS are mandated to wear their ID cards boldly, and if possible adorn the union’s regalia for identification. Chris alleged that the move is based on “credible information that Dr Usman…

NHIS Boss Tells Health Minister: You Cannot Suspend Me

The crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), deepened on Friday as the Executive Secretary of the agency, Usman Yusuf, has bluntly told the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, that he cannot suspend him. Yusuf in a letter dated July 12 replied Adewole that he would not comply with the July 6 suspension order. In the reply first reported by Premium Times, the embattled NHIS boss said while he received the letter directing he proceeds on a three months suspension, he was constrained from honouring the…