Federal Government sends NHIS boss on administrative leave, sets up probe panel

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Meanwhile the Federal Government yesterday ordered Yusuf, to proceed on administrative leave immediately.

The government also set up a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations levelled against him by the scheme’s Governing Council, which led to his recent controversial suspension.

The government’s position was contained in a statement by the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle.

Adekunle said the decision to send Yusuf on administrative leave was based on the need to create a room for an unfettered investigation.

In his absence, Director of Administration in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Ben Omogo, has been deployed to oversee the affairs of the scheme.

The membership of the panel include Hassan Bukar –Chairman and Jummai Idakwo –Secretary among others.

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