Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has sacked 99 political officeholders as a component of the rightsizing strategy of his government. El-Rufai revealed that only staff of agencies connected to the local government system were disengaged and these include the 23 local government councils, State Universal Basic Education Board, and the Primary Health Care Board.
The governor who at a media visit on Thursday night, clarified that the withdrew political appointees comprised 30% of political officeholders. He said, Up until now, 99 political officers have lost their positions however we have not started rightsizing government employees. We need to be reasonable concerning government workers. We had before guaranteed that before we diminish the size of the common help, we will begin with political appointees and we have done that. The Governor spoke in Hausa said the rightsizing of government employees will in any case go on as arranged in light of diminishing income that is accumulating to the state government from the federal account.
He revealed that In March 2021, the compensations of these political appointees added up to N259 million, while government workers were paid N3.13 billion, aside costs related to state contributions to pension, accrued rights and other personnel costs. So, it is false to insinuate that political appointee are the ones that guzzle most of the state’s resources.
Legitimizing the rightsizing of the public help, he said that all states and the government are influenced by this setback of income and a few states have even returned to paying the old month to month the lowest pay permitted by law of N18,000. The governor, however, assured that Kaduna State will continue to pay the N30,000 minimum wage to its workforce.
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