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El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by ijustdey: 5:02pm On Jun 18
…Says no civil servant lost job

By Ibrahim Wuyo
Governor Nasir El Rufai has said Kaduna state has started implementing its rightsizing policy by disengaging 99 political appointees, but is yet to disengage any state civil servant.

The governor disclosed 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.

El-Rufai who made the disclosure at a media chat with some Kaduna-based broadcast journalists on Thursday night, explained that the disengaged political appointees constitute 30% of political office holders.


‘’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,’’ he said.

The governor who spoke in Hausa, said that the 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.

El Rufai explained that the rightsizing commenced with political appointees because their details are clearly known, making it more straightforward to disengage them.

’However, civil servants with question marks on the veracity of their data have to be given a chance to clear the doubts before any action is taken on them,’’ he clarified.

The governor said that his government has employed 11,000 more workers in the health sector, Kaduna State University as well as primary and secondary school teachers across the state.

The governor disclosed that it is a fallacy to allege that the salaries of political appointees account for the bloated personnel cost of Kaduna State Government.

’In March 2021, the salaries of these political appointees amounted to N259 million , while civil servants were paid N3.13 billion, aside from costs related to state contributions to pension, accrued rights and other personnel costs. So, it is false to insinuate that political appointees are the ones that guzzle most of the state’s resources,’’ he said.

Justifying the rightsizing of the public service, he said that all states and the federal government are affected by this shortfall of revenue and some states have even reverted to paying the old monthly minimum wage of N18,000.


‘’Kaduna State cannot continue to use 84% to 96% of our revenues to pay salaries of less than 1% of the population. The rest of our people, all 99% of them, need better schools, hospitals, water supply, roads, markets and support for agriculture to make a living outside government,’’ he said.

The governor however promised that Kaduna state will not reverse the N30,000 minimum wage that it has started paying.

“We are the first government, federal or state, to pay the minimum wage. We will retain the minimum wage of N30,000 and the consequential adjustments that gave most of our civil servants a 66% salary increase. We will also retain the minimum pension of N30,000 monthly.

“The unified Local Government Service continues to pay the minimum wage, even though they varied the consequential adjustments for their workers below the level for state civil servants,’’ he added.


The governor also promised that the state will still fund free education from primary 1 to the SS3, adding that ‘’we have directed our Ministry of Education to find ways of ensuring that we sponsor students for WAEC exams, the same way that we sponsor them for NECO. ‘’

El Rufai emphasized that basic education is a priority for Kaduna State Government because ‘’we see it as the bedrock for equality of opportunity.’’

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/06/el-rufai-sacks-99-political-appointees/

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Fahdiga1: 5:03pm On Jun 18
Sacking only southern Kaduna workers and leaving his Fulani people. El Rufai and Buhari are bigots

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Bola146(f): 5:04pm On Jun 18
grin grin grin Kaduna people... E Pele o grin

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by 3lovelyflowers(f): 5:06pm On Jun 18
Sack sack man on the beat

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by babs18: 5:06pm On Jun 18
E Don red
Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Honesty111: 5:06pm On Jun 18
Why didn't he add one to make it round figure?

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by aspabay(m): 5:08pm On Jun 18
good move

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by aspabay(m): 5:08pm On Jun 18
God bless Kaduna state

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by olu122: 5:08pm On Jun 18
undecided That good
Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by aspabay(m): 5:08pm On Jun 18
Nairalanders: Political appointees are too much, why not cut the cost of governance and sack them.

News: Gov sacks political appointees

Ndlers: We know he wants to replace them with his children
See how he will increase unemployment
Did he provide them with empowerment, useless governor
He only sacked Christians


Bottom line, if you want to go far in life, don't listen to the noise of the multitude, especially if they are as unpleasable as Nlders

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Duru9(m): 5:08pm On Jun 18
We meeevooooo

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Grovemaster: 5:09pm On Jun 18
What about number 100?

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by CACagent1: 5:09pm On Jun 18
Tyrant

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by dicksonadams(m): 5:09pm On Jun 18
Why?
Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Sabadon(m): 5:09pm On Jun 18
Honesty111:
Why didn't he add one to make it round figure?
abi o, e for complete am

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Nobody: 5:09pm On Jun 18

Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by RichDad1(m): 5:09pm On Jun 18
Some of them are leeches.
If only other governors can emulate him.

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by bigdammyj: 5:09pm On Jun 18
Noted
Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Nackzy: 5:09pm On Jun 18
Shot man
Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by 175(m): 5:10pm On Jun 18
grin

All lies. I need proof. Not words of mouth.
Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by RichDad1(m): 5:10pm On Jun 18
whotnats:
shocked what is this trend of governor sacking political appointees left and right
It’s to curb government spendings.

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Abilistic(m): 5:10pm On Jun 18
Lol...

Hope he didn't sack the special assistant to the speacial assistant to the governor on door opening tongue

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Nobody: 5:10pm On Jun 18
well for him mind
he should clap for himself
Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by atobs4real(m): 5:10pm On Jun 18
The Evil one and master of all evil

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Coldshisha: 5:11pm On Jun 18
Hell Rufai is a good administrator but his Nepotism is the issue

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by NotKnown: 5:11pm On Jun 18
Okay.

Hope the door opener and the door opener's door opener were sacked?

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Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Queenserah26(f): 5:11pm On Jun 18
Oh okay
Re: El-Rufai Sacks 99 Political Appointees by Sijo01(f): 5:11pm On Jun 18
Na wah

Why appoint excess labor when you know you cannot service their renumerations.

Where will dey go from there naw

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