SAN FRANCISCO, February 08, (THEWILL) – The Federal Government has declared that the Reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, will not stop the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) him.
THEWILL recalls that Yusuf’s reinstatement was contained in a letter with reference number, ‘SH/COS/10/6/A/29’, signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, to the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole.
Incidentally, Yusuf was being grilled by the men of the EFCC on Tuesday when his letter of reinstatement was sent to the Federal Ministry of Health.
Yusuf, who is being probed by the EFCC and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) was accused of perpetrating fraud to the tune of N919m.
However, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, stated that the investigations will continue unhindered.
“I am not aware that the EFCC is investigating the recently reinstated Executive Secretary of NHIS but if that is the case, I don’t think his reinstatement is a bar to any investigation,” he said.
“I didn’t say I’m not aware of his investigation, I said EFCC. I was precise.
“I said I am not aware that the EFCC is investigating him and that if it is true, that the fact that he has been reinstated does not mean a stop to it. That is what I said.
“I am not saying I’m not aware that he was suspended or any investigation is going on. The fact that he has been reinstated does not mean that the EFCC will not continue with its investigation, that is what I said.”