By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Senate President Bukola Saraki has on Thursday sacked 98 of his aides in a move to reduce reduce his number of aides which is said to be around 300.
according to TheCable, an aide of the Senate President who confirmed the sack also informed that Saraki’s Director of Protocol, Arthur Ndiwe and head of administration, Folashade Adigun were among those laid off.
Recall that the office of the Senate President had conducted a staff audit earlier in the year to thin down the number of aides which was about 300.
When contacted,Special Adviser on Media to Senate President, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he was not aware of the mass sack.
“I am not aware of any sack, I am at work”, he said.
The exercise is believed to be a way of cutting down cost.
Recall that last October, legislative aides staged a warning protest at the main lobby of the National AssemblyComplex over unpaid salaries and allowances.
If nothing is done between now and Tuesday, all the legislative aides will down tool. And if we down tool it will certainly be a clog in the wheel of the operations of the National Assembly, said Gozie Nwachukwu, one of the aggrieved workers. (TheCable)