Allege Corruption : Arewa Group Tells Osinbajo to Fire Health Minister 


Prof Isaac Adewole

Arewa Group Tells Osinbajo to Fire Health Minister  over allege corrupt practices

Northern based group under aegis of Northern Youth Rights Protection has asked the Acting President ,Professor Yemi Osibajo to immediately suspend the Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole over allegations of corruption.

The group alao asked the Acting President to reinstate the NHIS boss, Professor Usman Yusuf ,who was suspended by the Health Minister, Professor Isaac Adewole .

The group said  at no time was the suspended NHIS ES; Professor Yusuf queried or giving room to respond to any petition while the minister has many petitions against him for corrupt practices. Adding that ,” if there is anyone who should be suspended from office, it is the Health Minister and not Professor Yusuf who so far has breached no law. ”      

The Chairman of Northern Youth Rights Protection , Comrade Haruna Abdullahi Maikano ,who made the call while addressing journalists at Tafawa Balewa Guest Inn Kaduna on Wednesday , queried ” , Does Professor Adewole have the power to fire where he has no power to hire? The answer is assertive NO.” 

According to him,  the Health Minister acted in contradiction to extant laws and civil service rules. stressing , ” where did the Minister obtain his power to remove the President’s appointee?   So , It is a systematic plan to paint northerners black, and get rid of them from this administration. ” 

While noting that it seems the likes of Professor Adewole would rather Buhari not return so that they can carry on with business as usual , he called on the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to without any delay, suspend the Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole and reinstate the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS Executive Secretary Professor Usman Yusuf to his position immediately.      

“Professor Adewole suspended the Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS ,Professor Usman Yusuf for allegedly refusing do his corrupt bidding  against extant laws and in line with President Muhammadu Buhari ‘s stand against corruption practices is unacceptable. ” he stated .

He maintained that  , ” It would amount to supporting and endorsing the cankerworm of corruption that has eaten deep into the fabric of our nation and threatening our collective being if we keep quiet ”                    

While explaining that the previous NHIS ES is the Minister’s kinsman against whom, along with the Minister, many petitions were written to the DSS, EFCC AND ICPC for corrupt practices, Maikano there are also documents to back up such facts and petitions against the Minister of corrupt sharp practices. 

Read full statement of press conferenceb by the Northern Youth Rights Protection.

                  

CALL FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF NHIS BOSS AND SUSPENSION OF HEALTH MINISTER DUE TO CORRUPT PRACTICES.


A PRESS CONFERENNCE BY NORTHERN YOUTH RIGHTS PROTECTION.


12 JULY, 2017.

Call For The Reinstatement Of NHIS Boss And Suspension Of Health Minister Due To Corrupt Practices                     

Gentlemen of the press, it has become pertinent for us to brief you today as keeping quiet would amount to supporting and endorsing the cankerworm of corruption that has eaten deep into the fabric of our nation and threatening our collective being. A disease that is threatening to undermine the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari by corruption fighting back, and fighting back in full throttle.                                       


It is no more news that the Minister of Health Professor Adewole Isaac has ordered the suspension of the Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS; Professor Usman Yusuf. Yusuf; an outstanding public administrator was suspended by the Minister for no reason other than refusing to do his (the Minister’s) corrupt bidding against extant laws and in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s stand against corrupt practices.     


Though the facts are already out there as you distinguish members of the media already know, there are also documents to back up such facts and petitions against the Minister of corrupt sharp practices.                                   


But it will be good to reiterate few here; Professor Adewole is on record to have demanded for millions of naira from NHIS in breach of a prohibition circular with Reference No. SGF. 6.VIII dated May 8, 2008 and signed by the then Secretary to the Government of the Federation Alhaji Babagana Kingibe. Professor Adewole and his co-travellers, most of them PDP stalwarts are the owners and operators of the Health Management Organisations (HMOs) that are being used as conduit pipe to siphon billions of naira, the use of which Professor Yusuf is resisting since his appointment eleven months ago by President Buhari. But this is not going down well with the Minister and the more reason he want Professor Yusuf out of the scheme.                                       


Lest we forget, the previous NHIS ES is the Minister’s kinsman against whom, along with the Minister, many petitions were written to the DSS, EFCC AND ICPC for corrupt practices.                                    


Also, we are not unconscious of the fact that there is systematic plan to undermine the person and administration of President Buhari since his trip to the United Kingdom for a medical leave. It is on record that one of his appointees; Dr Dikko was removed and replaced by not another northerner, but another person from another region. 


Again, we ask and curiously so, does Professor Adewole have the power to fire where he has no power to hire? The answer is assertive NO. If that is the case, in contradiction to extant laws and civil service rules, where did the Minister obtain his power to remove the President’s appointee?           


We see this as a strategy to undermine President Buhari fight against corruption, exploiting his ill health and absence to set the stage for another cabal to wreck havoc on our collective common wealth.                      


It is also a systematic plan to paint northerners black, and get rid of them from this administration. It seems the likes of Professor Adewole would rather Buhari not return so that they can carry on with business as usual. But by God’s grace, the President would return hale and hearty.                                  


From the foregoing, at no time was the suspended NHIS ES; Professor Yusuf queried or giving room to respond to any petition while the minister has many petitions against him for corrupt practices. So, if there is anyone who should be suspended from office, it is the health minister and not Professor Yusuf who so far has breached no law.       


As a result, we are calling on the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to without any delay, suspend the Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole and reinstate the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS Executive Secretary Professor Usman Yusuf to his position immediately.       


We shall not fail to withdraw our support for and mobilise the youth to oppose the administration which we all fought for, utilised our energy, resources and time to vote into office, should the Acting President fail to reinstate Professor Usman Yusuf as the Executive Secretary of NHIS  and suspend Professor Adewole as the Minister of Health.

 


HARUNA ABDULAHI MAIKANO , MARYAM ISAH,

CHAIRMAN ,                                             SECRETARY.

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