Gov El-Rufai sacks 99 political appointees


The Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El Rufai, on Friday sacked over 90 of his political appointees.

El-Rufai explained that he plans to reduce the size of civil servants in Kaduna, but said government appointees will go first.

The Governor disclosed this at a media chat with journalists in Kaduna on Thursday night, explaining that the disengaged political appointees constitute 30% of political officeholders.

“So far, 99 political appointees have lost their jobs but we have not commenced rightsizing civil servants,” the governor said.

“We want to be fair with regards to civil servants. We had earlier promised that before we reduce the size of the civil service, we will start with political appointees and we have done that.”

Speaking in Hausa, El-Rufai said the rightsizing of civil servants will still go on as planned because of dwindling revenues that is accruing to the state government from the federation account.

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