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JUST IN: El-Rufai sacks 19 political appointees

Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the disengagement of 19 political appointees.

This was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, on Wednesday in Kaduna.

Adekeye said el-Rufai thanked the appointees for their service to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.

Recall that the governor had announced his plan to disengage some public servants in the state for fiscal reasons.

He had said a significant amount of the statutory federal allocations is being spent on the wages of public servants monthly.

The disengaged appointees are Bala Mohammed, Deputy Chief of Staff Legislative; Halima Nagogo, Special Assistant; Umar Abubakar, Special Assistant; Ben S. D. Kure, Special Adviser Political; Mustapha Nyusha and Jamilu Dan-Mutum.

Others are Umar Haruna, Special Assistant Political; Zainab Shehu, Special Adviser Social Development; Stephen Hezron, Special Assistant to SAD SD; Mohammed Shuaibu, SSA Stakeholder Relations; Aliyu Haruna, SSA Youth; Halima Idris, SA Creative Arts.

The rest are Aliyu Salihu, DG Public Procurement Authority; Ashiru Zuntu, SA Community Relations; Saida Sa’ad, SSA; Elias Yahaya, SA Programmes; Tasiu Suleiman Yakaji, SA to SSG; Samuel Hadwayah, SA Economic Matters; and Ahmed Mohammed Gero, SSA Environment.

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