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FLASH: Almost 100 Aides In Saraki's Office Sacked

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has sacked 98 of his aides. An aide of the senate president confirmed this to The Cable on Thursday.

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.

According to the aide, Arthur Ndiwe, Saraki’s director of protocol, and Folashade Adigun, head of administration, were among those laid off.

But Yusuph Olaniyonu, special adviser on media to the senate president, said he was not aware of the mass sack. “I am not aware of any sack. I am still at work,” he said.

Isa Galaudu, Saraki’s former chief of staff, resigned in January in the heat of impending shake-up.

The exercise is believed to be a way of cutting down cost.

There are currently about 4,600 legislative aides at the national assembly.