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Pro, Anti-Yusuf Protesters Take Over NHIS Office

Pro, Anti-Yusuf Protesters Take Over NHIS Office

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No fewer than 50 policemen, yesterday, took over Office of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, in Abuja, following staff protests over the reinstatement of the Executive Secretary, Prof. Usman Yusuf. Yusuf was reinstated by the Federal Government last Tuesday, after a seven-month suspension by Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole, over allegations of gross misconduct. Vanguard gathered that the policemen were mobilised to NHIS to avert possible breakdown of law and order as two groups of pro and anti-Yusuf protesters stormed the headquarters of the agency to either express their support for or  resist Yusuf’s return as Executive Secretary.  The anti-Yusuf protesters, under the aegis of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, and Medical and Health Workers Un