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Buhari sacks suspended NHIS boss, appoints replacement

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Usman Yusuf.

The President’s action follows the recommendations of a report of Independent Fact Finding Panel on National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

As a replacement for Mr Yusuf, the president approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo, as the new Executive Secretary of the scheme.

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.

Mr Buhari has also approved the appointment of Dr. Chikwe Andreas Ihekweazu as Director General (DG) of the 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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