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Coalition urges EFCC to wade into NHIS crisis

By Chioma Obinna

Coalition of Civil Society Against Corruption, yesterday, urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to wade into the crisis at the National Health Insu-rance Scheme, NHIS.

It also called on the House of Representatives not to get involved in the pending allegations against the NHIS helmsman, Professor Usman Yusufu.

Spokesperson of the coalition, Mr. Raji Oyewumi, who made the calls at a briefing in Lagos, also advised the suspended Executive Secretary of NHIS to clear himself of any allegations levelled against him.

EFCC operatives

Oyewumi said: “We are disturbed by the torrents of unfolding events and mind-blowing revelations of corrupt practices in all key sectors of our national life.

“We are undoubtedly optimistic that if this ongoing drive against corruption is sustained, our country will no longer be a safe haven for looters.

“The present administration is dedicated to eradicating corruption and, as such, people that work with this administration should be part of this vision.

“Everybody should know their limitations and work according to them; you cannot be a lawmaker and be an executive at the same time.”

On his part, National Coordinator, Concerned Human Rights, Declan Ihekaire, said the National Assembly should do the masses’ bidding.


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