Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna state has approved the disengagement of 19 political appointees in the first phase of public servants who will depart the public service, in continuation of rightsizing the workforce.
A statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House which was issued on Wednesday said that the affected officials include two Special Advisers, a Deputy Chief of Staff and several Special Assistants.
Malam El-Rufai thanked the departing officials for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours.
According to the statement, Deputy Chief of Legislative Staff (DCOSL) Bala Yunusa Mohammed, Special Assistant to DCOSL Halima Musa Nagogo, and another Special Assistant to DCOSL Umar Abubakar are among those affected.
The statement further said that Special Adviser Political, Ben Kure, Mustapha Lynda Nyusha and Jamilu Gwarzala Dan Mutum, Special Assistants to the Special Adviser Political will also exit the service, including a Special Assistant Political Umar Haruna.
The list of those affected, also include Special Adviser Social Development Zainab Shehu, Special Assistant to the Special Adviser Stephen Hezron and Mohammed Bello Shuaibu, Senior Special Assistant Stakeholders Relations, including Senior Special Assistant on Youth Aliyu Haruna.
Also on the list are Halima Idris, Special Assistant Creative Arts, Engr Aliyu Alhaji Salihu, Director General of Public Procurement Authority, Special Assistant Community Relations Ashiru Zuntu and Saida Sa’ad, a Senior Special Assistant.
The statement further added that Special Assistant Programmes, Elias Yahaya and Special Assistant to the Secretary to Kaduna State Government Tasiu Suleiman Yakaii are on the list, so are the Special Assistant on Economic Matters Samuel Hadwayah and Ahmed Mohammed Gero, Senior Special Assistant Environment.