Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has disengaged 19 political appointees as part of efforts to “rightsize” the state’s public service.
A statement issued by the Kaduna State Government on Wednesday said it is the first phase of the rightsizing exercise at the executive level.
The governor has been at loggerheads with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the state’s government resolve to disengage 4,000 workers across the 23 Local Government Areas in the state.
The workers went on a five-day warning strike recently, but suspended the action after the Federal Government intervened.
According to the statement, a deputy chief of staff and two special advisers are among the 19 appointees disengaged by the governor.
Those sacked are;
Bala Yunusa Mohammed-Deputy Chief of Legislative Staff (DCOSL)
Halima Musa Nagogo- Special Assistant to DCOSL
Umar Abubakar- Special Assistant to DCOSL
Ben Kure- Special Adviser on Political Matters
Mustapha Lynda Nyusha- Special Assistant to Kure
Umar Haruna- Special Assistant to Kure
Jamilu Gwarzala Dan Mutum- Special Assistant to Kure
Zainab Shehu- Special Adviser on Social Development
Stephen Hezron, Special Assistant to Shehu
Mohammed Bello Shuaibu- Senior Special Assistant on Stakeholders Relations
Aliyu Haruna, Senior Special Assistant on Youth
Halima Idris, Special Assistant on Creative Arts
Engr Aliyu Alhaji Salihu, Director-General, Public Procurement Authority
Ashiru Zuntu- Special Assistant on Community Relations
Saida Sa’ad, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor
Elias Yahaya- Special Assistant on Programmes
Tasiu Suleiman Yakali- Special Assistant to the Secretary to Kaduna State Government
Samuel Hadwayah- Special Assistant on Economic Matters
Ahmed Mohammed Gero- Senior Special Assistant on Environment.
“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 added.