Following a planned protest by workers of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, at least, 50 policemen have been deployed to the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
A source disclosed that “workers have been told since Friday not to enter their offices in preparation for a protest this morning”.
Another said, “Oga (NHIS boss) has brought in police this morning because he heard of our planned protest”.
It was gathered that some persons believed to be in support of the recently reinstated Executive Secretary of the NHIS boss, Prof. Usman Yusuf, are expected to hold a solidarity rally at the agency.
Yusuf, who is accused of perpetrating fraud to the tune of N919m, was controversially reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Unionists at the NHIS have therefore grounded activities at the agency.
Speaking at the agency on Monday, February 12, the Chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria at the NHIS, Razaq Omomeji, told members not to be intimidated.