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Monday, 12 June 2017

El-Rufai fires 4,776 district, village heads in Kaduna




​Governor Nasir El-Rufai led Kaduna State Government on Sunday ​said it has ​sacked 4,776 district​, ​village heads​ and their workers.​

It said that the decision was sequel to recommendations of the committee ​that reviewed the number of ​the traditional heads.

Gov. El-Rufai

The government said that implementation of the report would lead to reorganisation in 77 districts and villages of the state.

Commissioner for Local Government, Jafaru Sani, ​told newsmen at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, Kaduna,​ that ​”the ​restructuring​​ was done to reduce the financial burden on​ ​local
government councils by the numerous district heads​”​.

He ​expressed optimism that the reduction would enable the​ councils channel monies, hitherto spent on the heads, on capital projects ​beneficial to the masses.

​Sani explained that prior to the restructuring, the state government consulted the Kaduna State Council of Chiefs which endorsed the exercise.

He ​lamented that the creation of more districts from ​over ​200​0,​ increased the number of district heads along with increased personnel cost​.

Sani lamented that the creation was followed by ​employment of 2,700 employees​ for district offices, a situation​ which saw local government councils expended huge funds on nearly 5,000 persons.



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