The External Auditor of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Zakari Sada is reported to have been kidnapped along Kaduna – Abuja road.
According to 247ureports.com, the kidnap of the External Auditor yesterday evening, occurred on the heels of the suspension of the Executive Secretary of NHIS, Prof. Usman Yusuf on July 6, 2017 based on numerous petitions of funds misappropriation.
The NHIS boss was sacked by the Federal Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole.
Prof. Adewole had directed the setting up of an investigative committee to look in the various allegations in accordance with the Public Service Rules.
The minister, who indicated that the suspension was to allow for uninterrupted investigation, also directed Mr. Yusuf to hand over to the next most senior General Manager in the agency.
He advised staff of the agency a to be law abiding, vigilant and safeguard all government properties including valuable documents.
Sources within the NHIS suspect the kidnap of the External Auditor may have to do with the setting up of investigation against the DG.