President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Director, Media, Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs Boade Akinola on Monday.
According to the statement, the President has now appointed Professor Mohammed Sambo, as the new head of the NHIS.
President Buhari also approved the dissolution of the governing board of the NHIS and directed the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health to exercise full powers of the council pending the constitution of a new board.
The health insurance scheme has been facing leadership crisis, since the appointment of Mr Yusuf. Before the termination of his appointment, he had been suspended from office twice.