Sunday August 01, 2021 9:03 PM

Gov El-Rufai fires 99 politiical appointees, says more heads to roll

The Governor of Kaduna Nasir El Rufai has booted over 90 of his political appointees.

The Governor made it known that his government will cut down  the size of civil servants in the state noting that government appointees will go first.

He said this during 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.”

El-Rufai added that the rightsizing of civil servants will still go on as planned because of dwindling revenues from the federation account.

He said the rightsizing started with political appointees because their details are clearly known,.

‘’However, civil servants with question marks on the veracity of their data have to be given a chance to clear the doubts before any action is taken on them,’’ he clarified.

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