ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, ABUJA
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday explained that the sacking of about 98 out of over 200 aides was driven by the need for efficient service delivery , not targeted in anyway against inherited staff from former Senate President David Mark.
Saraki, who spoke through his media Adviser, Yusuph Olaniyonu, explained that the office of the Senate President was being restructured in a bid to maximise service delivery for greater output and to re position the office to better serve it purpose.
He denied some media report that the President of the senate laid-off the inherited staff from his predecessor.
He explained that the motive behind the exercise was nothing but efficiency in service delivery .
” The restructuring that has just taken place on the workforce in the office of the Senate President being reported as mass sack in the media, was meant to reposition the office for service delivery the outcome of which has affected three categories of staff in different ways.
” The first category are those that have been found capable and competent to continue with their job like all the entire members of the media unit.
” The second category are those earlier seconded from the National Assembly bureaucracy to serve in the office of the Senate President but now directed to go back to their civil service job like the head of Administration, Mrs Folashade Adigun.
” The third category are those whose services within the last two years were not all that satisfactory in the eye of the committee set up by the Senate President to carry out the repositioning exercise of his office ” , he explained.
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