Employees at the headquarters of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, early morning today clashed with the Police allegedly protecting the suspended Executive Secretary of the scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf who showed up at office.
The police, however, fired teargas canisters at workers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The workers had taken over the place at about 8am but a team of police officers tried to dispel the workers as they led the suspended Executive Secretary to his office.
The protesting workers were over powered by the police who fired teargas canisters in the air to dispel them. Some of the workers sustained injuries as the scampered in different directions after inhaling the tear gas.
Yusuf was, last week, suspended by the scheme’s governing board for allegedly inflating the scheme’s 2018 budget.
In a press briefing last week, the board said it suspended Yusuf for “fraudulently inflating the cost of biometric capturing machines attempting to “illegally execute N30 billion in federal government bonds….superfluous arrogation of project vehicles” among others.
It had also accused Yusuf of embarking on travels “in defiance to council directive.”