El-Rufai fires Deputy Chief of Staff, 18 other appointees

El-Rufai fires Deputy Chief of Staff, 18 other appointees

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has reportedly fired at least 19 political appointees as part of the first phase of the rightsizing of the state's workforce.

Reports about the disengagement of the public servants were confirmed in a statement issued by the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House on Wednesday.

The Nation reports that the affected officials include two Special Advisers, a Deputy Chief of Staff, and several Special Assistants.

Bala Yunusa Mohammed, Deputy Chief of Legislative Staff, Halima Musa Nagogo, Special Assistant to DCOSL and Umar Abubakar, another Special Assistant to DCOSL, Ben Kure, Special Adviser Political, Mustapha Lynda Nyusha and Jamilu Gwarzala Dan Mutum, Special Assistants to the Special Adviser Political will also exit the service.

The list also includes Umar Haruna, a Special Assistant Political, 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.

Others 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.

Also, the 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 will also be exiting the service.

"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.