The Chief Executive Officer of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, has been suspended for three months by the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole.
This was made known in a statement by Boade Akinola, Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, on Friday in Abuja.
Akino last said the suspension was a result of various allegations and petitions against him.
Akinola said the suspension was also to allow for an uninterrupted investigation.
He said that Yusuf was directed to handover to the next most senior General Manager in the agency.
He advised staff of the agency a to be law abiding, vigilant and safeguard all government properties including valuable documents.