NHIS fraud probe: FG fires 7 more top officials
…admits taking 2 SUVs on loan from embattled agency
By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor
Barely a week after sending its Chief Executive on compulsory leave, the Federal Government Monday fired seven top officials of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, from their posts until further notice.
The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, who announced the suspension of the officers in a memo, which Vanguard sighted on Monday, explained that the decision was to pave the way for unbiased investigation of the reported large scale fraud in the NHIS.
The memo suspending the additional officials with reference No. HMH/ABJ/123/02 and dated July 14,2017, was addressed to the Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry and was signed by Prof. Adewole.