NHIS Boss Sacked

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday relieved the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Dr. Femi Thomas, of his appointment with immediate effect.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President also approved the appointment of Mr. Olufemi Akingbade as Acting Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the NHIS.

Akingbade, who hails from Ekiti State and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science as well as a Masters in Business Administration, was the General Manager, ICT, in the NHIS until his new appointment.

Abati added that Jonathan had approved the confirmation of Mr. Mounir Gwarzo as Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Gwarzo, who has been acting as Director-General of the Commission, was appointed to the Board of the Securities and Exchange Commission as Executive Commissioner in January, 2013.

He added that the President also approved the appointment of the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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