99 political appointees have lost their appointments under the Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.
In a media chat with some Kaduna-based broadcast journalist, the Governor of Kaduna made this disclosure.
El-Rufai stated that the state has begun to implement its rightsizing program but has yet to dismiss any state civil servant, and that fired political appointees account for 30% of political office holders.
He also stated that only entities affiliated to the local government system, such as the 23 local government councils, SUBEB, and the Primary Health Care Board, have disengaged workers.
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 civil servant rightsizing will continue as planned because of declining finances going to the state government from the federation account.
In recent developments, Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai called for an all hands on deck approach to tackle with insecurity in the country.
According to him, the fight against insecurity requires the cooperation of all states and for security managers and intelligence agencies to share information. He made the disclosure at the 2021 second quarter meeting of Directors of the Directorate of State Security (DSS) in North-West states.
In his words: “Any plan that seeks to address the problem in only one state will at best yield a temporary respite as the criminals will retreat to safe havens.
‘’The security agencies need to strengthen intelligence gathering, to establish not just the identities, plans and locations of these criminals, but to actively disrupt their capacity to organise and mount attacks on our citizens.
‘’But it is also very important to ensure that prompt and coordinated action becomes the default response of the Armed Forces and the Police to the profusion of actionable intelligence that is already available,’’
Source: Newzandar News