President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of the Current Executive Secretary of NHIS, Prof Usman Yusuf, and approved the appointment of Professor Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary.
Following the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the President has announced the termination.
In the same vein, the President also approved the dissolution of the Governing Board of NHIS.
While directing the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health to exercise full powers of the Council pending the constitution of a new Board.
President Buhari has also approved the appointment of Dr. Chikwe Andreas Ihekweazu as Director –General (DG) of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).the appointment is in line with the provisions of section 11(1)(3) of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(Establishment) Act, 2018.