The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has threatened to shut down the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) if its management, failed to reverse its action of imposition of workers within 21-days.
Bashir Lawal, Secretary General of ASCSN, gave the ultimatum in a statement made in Lagos on Tuesday.
Lawal accused the NHIS management for illegally imposing some officers who were on grade level 10 in their former work places and placed them on grade level 15 when seconded into the scheme.
The ASCSN scribe said such arrangement negates’ the civil service structure.
“The decision is a violation of the public service rules and other extant regulations governing the issue of secondment in the public service.
“The positions the staff are occupying are inconsistent with their qualifications and experience in spite of the fact that there are qualified and competent serving officers in the scheme,’’ Lawal said.
He said that the union had written several letters to NHIS Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, to discuss and resolve the issue but to no avail.
The association’s scribe reiterated that it would shut activities of the scheme within 21 days if the management did not reverse its action.