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Reps reject NHIS’ 2017 budget over ES suspension

The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected the 2017 budgetary proposals of the National Health Insurance Scheme over the raging crisis on the suspension of the Executive Secretary of the agency, Prof. Yusuf Usman.

It also turned down the budget of the  National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control.

The House and the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, had been on the warpath over the suspension of Usman while its committee was investigating alleged rot in the implementation of the NHIS.

Usman was suspended over allegations of corruption just as the House Committee on Health Services was probing the role of Health Maintenance Organisations in the failure of the NHIS to deliver services.

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