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NHIS: Buhari approves sack of Yusuf, appoints new Executive Secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of Prof. Usman Yusuf as Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

This followed the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on the NHIS.
The president has consequently approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary of the agency.

Similarly, President Buhari 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.

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

A statement by Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Boade Akinola, says 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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