Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has sacked 99 political appointees.
The Kaduna state Governor disclosed this during a media chat with some Kaduna-based broadcast journalists.
Revealing that the state has started implementing its rightsizing policy but is yet to disengage any state civil servant, El-Rufai noted that the sacked political appointees constitute 30 percent of political office holders.
He also said that only agencies connected to the local government system have disengaged staff and these include the 23 local government councils, SUBEB and the Primary Health Care Board.
The Governor said;
“So far, 99 political appointees have lost their jobs but we have not commenced rightsizing civil servants. 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 reiterated that 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.