NO, NOT UP TO 98 – SARAKI
Admin l Thursday, August 10, 2017
ABUJA, Nigeria – President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has sacked about 98 members of his staff, Daily Trust has reported
But Media aide to President of the Senate, Mr. Yusuf Olaniyanu said at a briefing in Abuja that the number sacked was not up to 98 but he did not state the actial number sacked. He said a comprehensive staff review has been on-going for four months.
“It was just concluded a few days ago and the purpose of the exercise is to reposition the office to improve on service delivery and improve on his ability to deliver on the agenda of the 8th Senate.
“We have served for two years and this is a long time enough to determine who is good enough to continue in the last phase of the service. You know the Senate has just about 22 months to its expiration.
“So, it is an exercise that has now been concluded and we have determined who is good enough to continue, who needs to give way and who may likely come in,’’ he said.
“There are some members of staff who by their performance in the last two years have been deemed fit to continue and those ones are still there. There is also a second category of people who were seconded from the National Assembly Service Commission to the office of the Senate president.
“Some of them were told to revert to bureaucracy where they were from the beginning.Then, there is a third set who have been removed maybe, because they were found not to have met expectations of the offices or who did not help enough in the functioning of the office.
“So, you see that actually, it is a positive one, not a punitive measure. It was meant to reposition the office to ensure that the office is more strengthened.”