Breaking: Buhari Sacks Yusuf As NHIS Boss, Appoints Sambo Replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Executive Secretary of the National Health Issuance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf. Buhari also approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as replacement for Yusuf.

Director of Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health Mrs. Boade Akinola disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, the change at NHIS followed the recommendations in a report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on the leadership of the health agency.

The statement added, “Similarly, 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.

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