President Buhari Sacks Embattled NHIS Boss, Appoints New Leadership

Written by on July 2, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the termination of appointment of the executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Professor Usman Yusuf.

Reports say, after terminating Yusuf’s appointment, who has been on administrative leave, the president approved the appointment of Professor Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new executive secretary.

In a statement, the Director of Press and Public relations, Federal Ministry of Health, Boade Akinola, said the change at NHIS followed the recommendations in a report by an independent fact finding panel on the leadership of the health agency.


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