Saraki’s Chief of Staff resigns

Senate President Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has accepted the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Isa Galaudu.

The information is in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja on Tuesday.

Mr. Olaniyonu stated that Mr. Galaudu first mentioned his decision to step down in November 2016 for personal reasons and that both Mr. Saraki and the chief of staff agreed on his final exit at the end of January.

He quoted Mr. Saraki as thanking the outgoing chief of staff “for his commitment and dedication to duty”.

Mr. Saraki then asked Deputy Chief of Staff, Gbenga Makanjuola, to act in that position pending the appointment of a substantive chief of staff.

(NAN)


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  • Tunde Elewele

    Premium Times Editor,

    Bukola Saraki: The cookies will soon crumble

    Does it really matter what the reason for his resignation is?
    No, it is irrelevant, even if he was sacked, but just given a soft landing, as ‘resignation’.
    What’s significant is that this singular exit may turn into a mass migration as pressures mount.
    Bukola Saraki’s staff cannot be expected to enjoy being looked at as accomplices of a criminal.
    They’d find respite in mass resignation for human dignity as soon as they can find that principle.

    For now they’re forced by the necessity for wages to hang onto a bad product in public domain.
    But the remainder staff can’t expect that Bukola Saraki will still ride roughshod over all the laws.
    That’s unlikely, given a latest crime exposed by Sahara Reporters yesterday of ₦13,095,238.00.
    The whopping sum of ₦13,095,238.00 was found to have been pocketed by Bukola Saraki as rent.
    Whereas, his landlord was himself, because the house he made the treasury pay for, was his own.

    • Correcto Fluid

      Bukola Saraki also took another N11,904,761.90, in Value Added Tax (VAT)

      For furnishing, Bukola Saraki received N67,857,142.86 + VAT of N7,142,857.14.

      Those three separate amounts were then added to the ₦13,095,238.00 he took as rent.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Mr. Saraki, in saner climes, should be behind bars with the keys safely down the sewage.

        People like him have no business being anywhere near the public purse.

  • Justice and Fairness

    Oh my God. Just imagine the cost of governance to the poor taxpayers in this misruled and serially raped country. Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of staff, Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Scores of special assistants and an endless list of redundant aides in a country that can no longer afford to pay the teachers of our children. Just see how looters find jobs to engage their estwhile thugs. An office whose only contribution in the current dispensation is to very actively and vigorously wage a brutal war against anti-corruption policies. Can Nigeria survive this? Will Nigeria survive this?

    • Olatunji S.

      These roles are the same everywhere, I suppose. But the allocations to fund them is tge odd part of it.

    • wazobia monk !!!!!!

      “Can Nigeria survive this? Will Nigeria survive this?”

      no,nigeria won’t …………………………. not with bukola “light-fingers” saraki up there ………

  • dudu

    I like your optimism

  • Julius

    I bet he had stole enough money to last him for the rest of his life. He also know where Saraki dead body is buried tho he is not dead. I would like to know his payoff amount.