NHIS Protesters
NHIS Protesters

By Lawrence Audu

Over 50 policemen have been deployed in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) headquarters in Abuja, following workers’ protest over the reinstatement of the Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf.

Yusuf, has been accused of perpetrating fraud to the tune of N919m, and was controversially reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari last week.

As at the time of filing this report, unionists at the NHIS have grounded activities at the agency in protest.