Rightsizing: Hurricane el-Rufai Sacks 19 Political Appointees

Kaduna Warns Against Protests, Says It’s Strictly Prohibited

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has sacked 19 political office holders as part of his moves to right size the state’s public service.

In a statement on Wednesday, the governor approved the sack of two Special Advisers, a Deputy Chief of Staff and several Special Assistants.

According to the statement, the governor thanked the affected officials “for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.”

The statement revealed that Bala Yunusa Mohammed, Deputy Chief of Legislative Staff (DCOSL), Halima Musa Nagogo, Special Assistant to DCOSL and Umar Abubakar, another Special Assistant to DCOSL, are among those affected.

Others include 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.

Also affected are the Special Adviser, Social Development, Zainab Shehu, Special Assistant to the Special Adviser, Stephen Hezron, Mohammed Bello Shuaibu, Senior Special Assistant Stakeholders Relations, and the Senior Special Assistant on Youth, Aliyu Haruna.

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

The Special Assistant, Programmes, Elias Yahaya and the Special Assistant to the Secretary to Kaduna State Government, Tasiu Suleiman Yakaii, the Special Assistant on Economic Matters, Samuel Hadwayah and Ahmed Mohammed Gero, the Senior Special Assistant, Environment were also affected.


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