The Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf has accused some HMOs, Hospitals, Insurance companies as the institutions that want to defraud Nigerians and who ganged up and masterminded his suspension for six months.
Yusuf also lamented that the rot perpetrated in those institutions was not only disturbing and alarming but meant to deny 180 million Nigerians from benefitting from the scheme, thereby placing their lives in danger.
In an interview with reporters in Kano weekend, Yusuf disclosed that, “If I want to steal money, NHIS money is not what I am going to steal; it is blood money.’”
Also, Yusuf said, another reason why they were after him was that he inherited heavy debt profile from HMOs, Hospitals, and Insurance Companies. He alleged that over 57 HMOs with NHIS were operating with expired licences which he was vehemently opposed to, until they clear their over N103 million debt. Read more