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Presidency Confirms Buhari’s Sack Of NHIS Boss

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The Presidency on Monday confirmed the sack of Prof. Usman Yusuf as the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Naija News had reported that a statement issued on Monday night by Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, disclosed that Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo will be Yusuf’s replacement.

Recall that Yusuf was placed on administrative leave sequel to the crisis rocking the leadership of the NHIS.

In a post on Twitter on Tuesday by Muhammadu Buhari’s New Media aide, Bashir Ahmad, confirmed Yusuf was sacked based on recommendations by an independent fact-finding panel.

He wrote: “Following the recommendations of a report by an independent fact-finding panel on the NHIS, President Buhari approved the termination of the appointment of the Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf, and approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Sambo as the new Executive Secretary.”


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Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.