Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saraki Sacks 98 Of His 300 Personal Aides.

Senate President of Nigeria, and ex-governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, has reportedly sacked 98 aides out of 300 personal aides working for him.

An aide to Saraki who spoke to journalists said that the last batch of the affected aides, were given their sack letters on Tuesday.

He said: “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."

According to the aide, those affected include director of protocol, Arthur Ndiwe and the head of administration, Mrs Folasade Adigun.

Another source in Saraki’s office, who also confirmed the mass sack, said majority of those affected were staff of the National Assembly, who have been on secondment for over a decade.

The source who doesn’t want to be named said others who were affected are those who were redundant and are not ‘adding value’ to the system.

Meanwhile, after continued probing by Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, the Senate president Bukola Saraki has returned the entire money paid to him as pension by Kwara state.

Falana also asked him to relinquish the house the state government bought for him in Abuja.

On Wednesday, August 9, Sola Isiaka, secretary to the Kwara state government, said Saraki has refunded the pension.

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