The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has approved the disengagement of 19 political appointees as part of the ongoing "rightsizing" exercise.
El-Rufai disclosed that the 19 disengaged appointees are the first phase of public servants who will depart the service.
It was learnt that the affected officials include two Special Advisers, a Deputy Chief of Staff and several Special Assistants, Bala Yunusa Mohammed, Deputy Chief of Legislative Staff (DCOSL), Halima Musa Nagogo, Special Assistant to DCOSL and Umar Abubakar, another Special Assistant to DCOSL, according to a statement from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House which was issued on Wednesday.
"Malam Nasir El-Rufai has thanked the departing officials for their services to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours,’’ the statement further said.
The statement also revealed that Ben Kure, Special Adviser Political, Mustapha Lynda Nyusha and Jamilu Gwarzala Dan Mutum, Special Assistants to the Special Adviser Political will also exit the service, including Umar Haruna, a Special Assistant (Political).
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, are all on the list.
Also on the list are Halima Idris, Special Assistant Creative Arts, Aliyu Alhaji Salihu, Director General of Public Procurement Authority, Special Assistant Community Relations Ashiru Zuntu and Saida Sa’ad, a Senior Special Assistant.
Others are 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.