NHIS boss has been sacked, as Buhari appoint replacement.

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally terminated the National Insurance Health Scheme (NHIS) Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf and appointed Prof. Nasir Sambo as the new one.

This was made known in a statement on Monday night by Mrs. Boade Akinola, the Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health.

FELLOW PRESS Recalls that Prof. Yusuf has been on administrative leave sequel to crisis rocking the leadership of the lacklustre health agency.

According to the statement, the change at NHIS followed the recommendations in a report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on the leadership of the health agency.

The statement added, “Similarly, the President also approved the dissolution of the Governing Board of NHIS and directed the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health to exercise full powers of the Council pending the constitution of a new Board.

“President Buhari has also approved the appointment of Dr. Chikwe Andreas Ihekweazu as Director–General (DG) of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“The appointment is in line with the provisions of section 11(1)(3) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(Establishment) Act, 2018.”

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