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Reps summon Adeosun, Adewole, others over NHIS ‘missing’ N10bn

The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, and her Health counterpart, Prof. Isaac Adewole, over the deduction of N10bn from the Treasury Single Account of the National Health Insurance Scheme.

Also summoned were the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele; the Minister of National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo-Udoma; the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris; and the Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze.

The money was taken in two tranches of N5bn in December 2016 and N5bn in January, 2018.

The deductions, which became a public issue just as the reinstated Executive Secretary of the NHIS, Prof. Usman Yusuf, resumed duty, had generated a fresh controversy at the agency.

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