NHIS workers protest reinstatement of Executive Secretary Yusuf

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

The worker’s union of the National Health Insurance Scheme on Thursday staged a protest against the reinstatement of the suspended Executive Secretary of the scheme.

Scores of the union workers are currently staging a protest at the NHIS office in Utako, Abuja.

According to the workers, reinstating Mr. Yusuf at this time is contrary to fairness and equity.

“The man has a case in court. We are calling on president Muhammadu Buhari to revisit allegations against Mr. Yusuf and investigate this matter before reinstating him.

“EFCC is investigating him and president Buhari should allow the investigation before recalling him”, the chairman association of senior civil servant NHIS chapter, Razaq Omomeji, said.

The workers called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the reinstatement.

President Buhari on Tuesday reinstated Mr. Yusuf exactly six months after he was suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, following allegations of gross misconduct.

A panel commissioned by the minister after Mr. Yusuf’s suspension later found him culpable of infractions that ranged from nepotism to theft of public funds.

Details later…


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  • Bayo

    Fighting corruption indeed.
    Buhari is a very big disappointment.
    I regret supporting. I even contributed my hard earned money via SMS to APC.
    I’m ashamed if my action.
    As for Buhari, I’ve given up on him.
    He is a hypocrite.

    • Kade Ivbe

      I WANTED TO SUGGEST SOMETHING. I want our intellectuals in Nigeria
      to organize something like public lecture. The title will be: HOW BUHARI

      This lecture will save a lot of lives in Nigeria. All the dead people inside
      Benue state will even hear the lecture inside their grave to know why they
      were killed. Buhari’s tribalism is the biggest crisis in our country today.

      People with very good education should come out to analyse how this
      Buhari was able to deceive Obasanjo since 1962 until now when he came
      out in his true colours as a Fulani Islamist Jihadist of the worst type.

      President Donald Trump should be invited to that public lecture as a guest
      of honour because Trump has been saying it for long that Islamists are the
      worst cancer in world history that should be bombed and killed at sight.

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        the lecture is ongoing daily. we read about it, OBJ said it in his letter, you all know this. we are all receiving the lecture. well not me, i saw his actions coming because i have a good memory of this man from his military dictatorship days. Will never vote a retired Nigerian armed forces person into politics most especially ones from the Nigerian Army. They haven’t evolved enough to homo-sapien level to be in politics

  • Hajiya tunsj soyemi

    The chairman of the workers association is Yoruba..like the minister.

    • Iniabasi Akpan

      ..and the President that reinstated him is hausa/fulani….like the suspended secretary.

    • Vi

      The day when Nigerians stop with this Fulani, Yoruba, Ibo, Tiv ideation. When each of us are perceived as Nigerians rather than our cultural tribes.

      We surely will have made progress!

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        Gbam!! well said. The only colour and tribe i care about is green. All those who stand with the Green White Green, give a shout-out and say #IstandwiththeGreenWhiteGreen.

        • Vi

          When we sit in classrooms as kids we don’t see each other different. We become adults and wear the sock of tribal hatred.


          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            You are correct. i remember it. sadly today its a Very Primitive behaviour. it is an embarrassment. Its like we were born babies, we evolved into perfection we ignorantly tagged (kids), then as we grow, we devolved into cave men and barbarians. Thank you fellow GreenWhiteGreen sibling.

        • Truthman

          Yeah. The ideal. We are praying they also see it the same way. What’s the point seeing Green – White -Green while some are slaughtering others with the govt deliberately looking the other way. Sanity does not make sense at all times, especially when the other fellow intends to slaughter you because you are sane and he’s not.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            the solution lays in polygraph and a few questions during recruitment process for our security agencies. we need to breed patriots whom are like American personnels. All the care about is the star spangle banner. that is where the loyalties lay. Not with tribe or colour.

    • realist

      Sorry the above is post is for you.

    • Pawa2

      So what? So he shouldn’t speak his mind? Was he the one who dragged Yusuf to EFCC?

  • Frank Bassey

    Here is a man suspended for nepotism and stealing of public funds (proven character of his people). Report of an administrative enquiry which found him culpable, was forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari last November. In February, the same President Buhari authorized his re-instatement. Lai Mohammed, who has always blasted GEJ/PDP of “looting the country blind”, told Nigerians that the corrupt, thieving, treasury looter from Sokoto State, can return to his office while “probe” into his misdemeanor continues. Can you see the kind of ‘Change’ APC/PMB has brought to us? Are the Buharists listening and watchin? Please, is Buhari a Corruption Fighter indeed?

    • Vi

      He also verbally stated “I am not aware he is being investigated by the Efcc”

      I guess the Minister’s first name is well suited when pronounced in English.

      • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

        ””I guess the Minister’s first name is well suited when pronounced in English.””” Lol. Good one mate.

        • realist

          instead of looking at the complaint to see if it has merit, you are putting sentiment. As if there is no more standard for good and bad.

          • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

            sentiments? sentiments and feelings are for the weak and primitive species, Type 0 and 1 races. feelings are the homo-sapien’s excuse for the flaws in their gene’s. All bad code. He said something funny and i like it and laughed. how does that amount to sentiments? i have no feelings or care about homo-sapiens, i care only just to fufil my purpose on this back water world. please dont link me with the rest of the earthlings. am not one of you. And i made comments so go look for them and not my laughter at the comments of others.

  • Philip Kenn

    He has done excellently, hence he shouldn’t bother for reelection because the former (Benue saga) will be deadlier than the latter if reelected.

  • Sadiq Garba

    You don’t seem to mind how much they ‘re paid for this one

    • Oguntade

      Pls make me to understand

  • AryLoyds

    What ever goes around comes ……..
    I remember when the former minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala during GEJ time was been victimized cos of where she comes from , i laughed.
    Now , a Yoruba man is been victimized by the Fulani over lords.
    The minister has been shown that he has no powers over his subordinate who is a corrupt fulani man.
    What an insult . he was even reinstated without informing the minister.
    ”Maina part 2” reloading………”
    CHEI deris God oh 🙂

    • Oguntade

      This goes beyond ethnicity,mate.

      • AryLoyds

        That is what some you said when it happened to that calabar lady in charge of the civil service:)
        At the end look at what happened!

  • kenmege

    Hmmm . I don’t trust Nigerian civil servants o . They don’t like u if u allow them to ‘chop’ but hate u if u dont. They’re making me to re-evaluate this reinstated nhis dude,he may be right for that post after all.

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  • endipin

    The whole NHIS stinks to high heavens. The people I know working there own properties and cars not reflective of their qualification and wages. Just go to any of their state offices and confirm.

  • VERITAS_ the rock of ages_

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  • Tickle

    Wetin be the matter for this “I SACK U, OGA RETURN YOU, YOUR PEOPLE NO WANT YOU PALAVA” playing up at NHIS?
    Haba, the Papa wey im pikins say dem no want, even if the landlord say make he enter house, e no go find peace there.