Senate President Bukola Saraki confirmed on Thursday that he sacked 98 of his aides to enable him reposition his office.
According to Yusuph Olaniyonu, Senator Saraki’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, the decision was entirely Saraki’s to enable him reposition his office.
“The main purpose was for efficiency of that office; it’s for us to have people that will help that office to work better. It’s entirely the decision of the senate president to do the repositioning,” he said.
His Director of Protocol and the Head of Administration were reportedly affected.
Olaniyonu noted that the Senate President knows those who were doing well and others who needed to go.
He added that while some of the aides were sacked, some others were redeployed to the National Assembly.
Regarding the number of aides Saraki has, Olaniyonu said he does not have the details of the number of aides who works with the Senate President.
“I don’t have the details. A new set of people may also be joining at the end of the exercise.” He said