The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Usman Yusuf, has blamed Health Maintenance Organisations for his travails.
The Executive Secretary made the remark while testifying before an Ad Hoc Committee of the House of Representatives in Abuja on Friday.
He is already on administrative leave, following allegations of financial services infractions levelled against him by the Governing Council of the NHIS.
Yusuf claimed that he incurred the wrath of the HMOs because he came to expose corruption in the NHIS.
He told the panel which is chaired by Mr Nicholas Ossai, “HMO cartels are behind all these issues at the NHIS, they are untouchable and they are behind threats to my life and security.”