NHIS Gets Acting Executive Secretary, Warns Against Abuse Of Office
The Acting Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Attahiru Ibrahim, has on Thursday, warned staff members within the organization against abuse of office, stressing that anyone found wanted would be dealt with.
Mr Ibrahim is taking over affairs of the state-run health scheme for three months.
Recall that the erstwhile NHIS Boss, Usman Yusuf, is presently on suspension for three months over alleged fraud and mismanagement of funds.
The Acting Executive Secretary, in a press statement, posited that any staff that goes beyond given briefs would be sanctioned.
“We realized there is a lot of work to be done in order to boost staff morale. This is aimed at reassuring them that they’re first of all human beings who deserve some dose of dignity and realigning their focus with a new vision. This becomes compelling as not a few staff are still under a state of siege owing to, frankly speaking, a seeming gap and disconnect between the management and the workforce,’’ Mr Ibrahim said.
He stressed that the new management was prepared to prove that the scheme can actually work in Nigeria.
“Our primary reason for being in NHIS is to ensure Nigerians benefit from quality health insurance. Our primary reason for being here is to ensure major stakeholders we engage either in the supply chain or in the health management chain put Nigerians first.
“We are aware that no condition is permanent as the saying goes. Therefore, stakeholders and members of the public must never find it difficult to relate to us. We shall not hesitate to pull the plugs on anyone in the system who abuses his or her privilege of service”, he added.