There were indications last night that President Muhammadu Buhari may have reinstated the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf.
Yusuf was suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, in June 2017, following allegations of gross misconduct.
The suspension was followed up by a panel commissioned by the minister, which found Yusuf culpable of infractions that ranged from nepotism to theft of public funds. But according to online newspaper, Premium Times last night, quoting an “official familiar with the development, Buhari did not consider Mr. Yusuf ’s indictment by a ministerial panel before asking him to return to work.
According to the source, the letter of reinstatement was sent to the minister yesterday evening. Adewole confirmed receipt of the reinstatement letter to PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday night, but did not elaborate on when Mr. Yusuf would resume or under which terms. “It is true that the president has reinstated him,” Mr. Adewole said. The reinstatement letter urged Mr. Yusuf to work closely with the minister upon resumption.