Nigeria’s senate president, Olubukola Saraki has sacked 98 of his personal assistants in a move to scale down his staff.PoliticsNGR learnt that Saraki’s director of protocol, Arthur Ndiwe; and the head of administration, Folashade Adigun, were among those fired. A source who spoke to Daily Trust stated;
“They started last Wednesday and they have finished distributing the letters on Tuesday. Out of the 300 aides, about 100 were affected. You know we have some of our colleagues that are based in Kwara,” he said.
But the special adviser on media to the senate president said he was not aware of the mass sack.“I am not aware of any sack. I am still at work,” he said.The sack letters were issued through the office of the Chief of staff, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.Following the mass sack, Saraki’s staff has reduced to a little over 200.
This development is coming shortly after the senate president returned all his pension earned when he was governor to the Kwara state government.