Nigeria: SGF inaugurates panel to investigate allegation of misconduct against suspended NHIS boss
Abuja, November 2, 2018 (AltAfrica)–The Secretary to the Government of Nigeria will on Friday inaugurate an investigative panel to probe allegation of misconduct against the suspended boss of the national Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS Prof. Usman Yusuf,
President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the embattled Executive Secretary to proceed on administrative leave effective from November 5.
The Membership of the Panel include Dr. Hassan Bukar – Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole – Member, Director, HPRS, FMH
Mr. Adewale Owolo – Member, Director, Audit, (AuGF), Mr. Shamsuddeen Bello, Member, Deputy Director Expenditure (OAGF), Mr. Ishaq Yahaya – Member, Director, Certification & Compliance, BPP, Dr. Ekanem John Udoh, Director of Science (FMS&T) – Member
Mrs. Jummai Idakwo – Member/Secretary, Director, Administration (OSGF)
TERMS OF REFERENCE
(I) To investigate the alleged infractions listed by the NHIS Governing Council in letter dated 18th October, 2018 and determine the extent of culpability or otherwise of the Executive Secretary with regards to the allegations;
(II) To make appropriate recommendations based on the findings from TOR I above;
(III) To identify, investigate and make recommendations with regards to issues that led to the unhealthy relationship between the Board and the CEO;
(IV) Investigate and make recommendations on the extent of involvement of staff Unions’ within the institution as to the current impasse between the Governing Board and Executive Secretary; and
(V) To examine all governance challenges in the NHIS and make appropriate recommendations.
4. The Panel which is headed by a retired Permanent Secretary will be inaugurated by the SGF on Friday, 2nd November, 2018 at 3.00p.m. in the conference Room of the OSGF.
With the establishment of this Panel, the earlier body set up by the Governing Council stands dissolved.