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Breaking: President Buhari reportedly reinstates suspended NHIS chief

The suspended executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf has reportedly been reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari, Premium Times reports.

The executive secretary was suspended by the minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct.

Yusu was found culpable of infractions that ranged from nepotism to theft of public funds by a panel commissioned by the minister.

Premium Times reported that an administration official familiar with the development revealed that Buhari did not consider Yusuf’s indictment by a ministerial panel before asking him to return to work.

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The letter of reinstatement was sent to Mr. Adewole on Tuesday evening.

Going further, the news outlet reported that Adewole confirmed receipt of the reinstatement letter but didn’t elaborate on when Yusuf would resume or under which terms.

“It is true that the president has reinstated him,” Mr. Adewole said.

It was reported that the reinstatement letter urged Yusuf to work closely with the minister upon resumption.

However, there was n official response from the presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, who was said to have been contacted for response to the development.

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Meanwhile, had reported that the Nigerian minister of health, Isaac Adewole, announced the indefinite extension of the suspension of the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf.

Yusuf had been on suspension since July 6, 2017, after he was accused of fraud. Based on a directive from Adewole, to allow for a fair and uninterrupted investigation of the various allegations levied against the NHIS boss.

According to Premium Times, following the conclusion of the investigation, in a letter to the embattled NHIS chief dated October 5, ‎Adewole indicated that the committee has submitted its report.

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