We Are Not Aware Our Men Accompanied Suspended NHIS Secretary To Regain Office – Police

The Nigeria police said they are not aware that some officers accompanied Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to office on Monday.

Yusuf was suspended by the NHIS governing board last week, but he had argued that his suspension was illegal and that he would resume office nonetheless.

He had said only President Muhammadu Buhari has the power to suspend him.

On Monday, policemen numbering over 30 arrived at the NHIS office in the Utako area of Abuja, amid a lockdown by workers who attempted to prevent Yusuf from entering the premises.

After firing teargas at the protesting workers, the policemen aided Yusuf’s entry into his office.

When TheCable reached Jimoh Moshood, force spokesman, for comment, he said he is not under obligation to speak on the issue.

He, however, failed to confirm if the force headquarters was aware of the development or not.

On his part Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the FCT police command, said he was not aware of the development

“Please call me back later,” he added over the phone.

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