We have sighted a report which suggests that some local government workers in Kaduna State have been sacked.
The report, according to the Daily Nigerian, stated these workers are workers at the Jema’a local government area secretariat in Kafanchan in Kaduna State.
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It was also gathered that no fewer than 82 staff of the council have received dismissal letters from the Kaduna state government.
The report further indicated that these workers received their dismissal letter followed weeks of speculations that the state government was planning to reduce the size its workforce across its 23 local government areas.
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The report quotes the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), saying some of the affected members of staff were seen holding their letters as they shed tears.
Per the report, one of the letters showed the move is in line with the ongoing restructuring of the local governments in the state to reposition them for efficient service.
It was further revealed in the report that one of the affected staff, who pleaded anonymity, wondered why the state government will take such an action at a trying time such as this.
The said staff said;
“Why is the state government doing this to us now. Don’t they know the difficult times we are in as a country. People are barely struggling to survive with the little they are earning and then you decide to take the food out of their mouth.”