JUST IN: Kaduna gov El-Rufai sack 19 political appointees in preparation of civil service right sizing.


The Kaduna state governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has sack 19 political appointees as part of the ongoing rightsizing exercise of the Kaduna State Government.

According to the Governor, the 19 disengaged staff are the first the phase of public servants who will depart the public service, in continuation of rightsizing the workforce.

In a released statement, issued from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Wednesday, the affected officials include two Special Advisers, a Deputy Chief of Staff and several Special Assistants.

‘’Malam Nasir El-Rufai has thanked the departing officials for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours,’’ the statement further said.

Among those disengaged are, Bala Yunusa Mohammed, Deputy Chief of Legislative Staff (DCOSL), Halima Musa Nagogo, Special Assistant to DCOSL and Umar Abubakar, another Special Assistant to DCOSL.

Also among the sacked officials are Ben Kure, Special Adviser Political, Mustapha Lynda Nyusha and Jamilu Gwarzala Dan Mutum, Special Assistants to the Special Adviser Political and Umar Haruna, a Special Assistant Political.

The list of those affected also include Special Adviser Social Development Zainab Shehu, Special Assistant to the Special Adviser Stephen Hezron and Mohammed Bello Shuaibu, Senior Special Assistant Stakeholders Relations, including Senior Special Assistant on Youth Aliyu Haruna.

Also on the list are Halima Idris, Special Assistant Creative Arts, Engr Aliyu Alhaji Salihu, Director General of Public Procurement Authority, Special Assistant Community Relations Ashiru Zuntu and Saida Sa’ad, a Senior Special Assistant.

According to the statement, Special Assistant Programmes Elias Yahaya and Special Assistant to the Secretary to Kaduna State Government Tasiu Suleiman Yakaii are on the list, so are the Special Assistant on Economic Matters Samuel Hadwayah and Ahmed Mohammed Gero, Senior Special Assistant Environment.

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