Bukola Saraki, the Senate President of Nigeria has done the unbelievable as he sacks 98 of his aides.
According to our source, his director of protocol, Arthur Ndiwe, Special adviser on Legal matters, Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi resigned, head of administration, Mrs Folasade Adigun among others scale down the number of his aides.
It was gathered that the affected aides have been issued sack letters through the office of the Chief of staff, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed. It was gathered that with the mass sack, Saraki’s aides have been reduced from over 300 to a little above 200.
“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,” a source said.
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.