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senateThe Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has been scheduled to appear before the House of Representatives on July 27 over his decision to suspend the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Yusuf Usman.
Adewole had announced the suspension of Usman on July 8 over petitions alleging corrupt acts by the NHIS boss.

Professor Usman YusufThe National Publicity Secretary, Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria, Mr. Lekan Ewenla, has said that the suspended National Health Insurance Scheme boss, Prof. Usman Yusuf, ran activities at the agency as if it was his private business.

Ewenla, who spoke to our correspondent in Lagos on Tuesday, also faulted the appointment of Yusuf as the Executive Secretary.

The Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has called on Nigerian media to support the implementation of the Health Sector budget. The Minister made call while speaking at the conference organized by the Association of Nigeria Health Journalists (ANHEJ), held in Abuja.

Prof.Adewole said that the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammad Buhari has been more diligent, more resourceful and transparent in terms of budget release. He reiterated the commitment of the Federal Ministry of Health in achieving the Universal Health Coverage, Programme aimed at providing healthcare services to Nigerians without financial stress. 

Governor of Anambra state Dr Willie ObianoAnambra State Government has earmarked N200 million for the commencement of the Anambra State Health Insurance pilot scheme. Mr Tony Nnacheta, the state Commissioner for Information, Communication and Strategy, made this known during news on Monday in Awka.

Nnacheta said the pilot scheme would begin before the end of this fiscal year and would cover only civil servants.

saac AdewoleThe Federal Government has declared its willingness to collaborate with traditional healers to develop the nation’s herbal medicine sub sector.

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu stated this when he visited a traditional medicine practitioner, Pa Aliyu Giwa, who was renowned for using traditional medicines to treat cancer and other complicated terminal ailments at Adavieba community in Adavi Local Government of Kogi State.

Minister Health Professor Isaac AdewoleThe Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has suspended eight top management staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, days after suspending the executive secretary of the agency over corruption allegations.

A statement by the health ministry on Monday said the suspension of the officers was to pave the way for a thorough investigation of the agency and the affairs of its former executive secretary, Usman Yusuf.

Yemi Osinbajo 0105The National Conscience Party (NCP) has called on the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to intervene in the faceoff between the health minister and the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf.

In a statement signed by the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Waheed Lawal, the NCP urged Osinbajo to order the immediate arrest of Prof. Yusuf for daring the health minister by refusing to go on suspension..

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