President Muhammadu Buhari has reinstated the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme,NHIS, Usman Yusuf despite his indictment by a panel commissioned by the health minister, Isaac Adewole, which found him culpable of misconducts ranging from nepotism to theft of public funds.
Mr. Yusuf was suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct.
It is understood that a letter of Yusuf’s reinstatement was sent to Mr. Adewole on Tuesday evening without prior notice of the president’s intent to recall the secretary.
Mr. Adewole confirmed receipt of the reinstatement letter to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday.
The reinstatement letter urged Mr. Yusuf to work closely with the minister upon resumption.