Nasir El-Rufai fires 19 political appointees

nasir el rufai fires 19 political appointees
nasir el rufai fires 19 political appointees

Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, has approved the disengagement of 19 political office holders.

During this rightsizing exercise, the government has announced the first departure of political appointees from the public service.

El-Rufai has received knocks for disengaging thousands of civil servants from his rightsizing policy, according to Shauntv.

The government explained that it would not continue to pay over 80 percent of its federation account allocation to civil servants and that political appointees would also be affected by the decision.

An adviser and the Deputy Chief of Staff are among those disengaged by the state government day.

ElRufai in a tweet thanked the departing officials for their service to the state and wished them well in their task going forward.

Other people affected by the change include Bala Yunusa Mohammed, Deputy Chief of Legislative Staff (DCOSL), Halima Musa Nagogo, a Special Assistant to DCOSL, and Umar Abubakar, another Special Assistant to DCOSL.

Further, Ben Kure, Special Adviser Political; Mustapha Lynda Nyusha, Jamilu Gwarzala Dan Mutum, Special Assistants to the Special Adviser Political will also depart, as will Umar Haruna, a Special Assistant Political.

Other individuals affected include Special Adviser on Social Development Zainab Shehu, Special Assistant to the Special Adviser Stephen Hezron, Special Assistant on Stakeholder Relations Mohammed Bello Shuaibu, and Special Assistant on Youth Aliyu Haruna.

On the list are Halima Idris, Special Assistant Creative Arts; Engr Aliyu Alhaji Salihu, Director General of Public Procurement Authority; and Saida Sa’ad, Senior Special Assistant.

Elias Yahaya, Special Assistant Programmes, and Tasiu Suleiman Yakaii, Special Assistant to Aduana Muhammed, Permanent Secretary, are among the candidates.

Additionally, Ahmed Mohammed Gero, Senior Special Assistant Environmental Affairs, and Samuel Hadwayah, Special Assistant for Economic Matters, were sacked.

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