Office of the Senate President on Thursday said the sacking of aides to Senator Bukola Saraki is for efficiency. It said the exercise was to reposition the office for efficient service delivery.
The office, which refused to confirm the number of those affected, explained that most of the officials affected were those posted from the National Assembly Service Commission, who were deployed back to the service.
Sources in the Senate, however, put the number at 98.
A source in the Senate, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said most of the affected officials were inherited by Saraki, including the Director of Protocol, Arthur Ndiwe, who had occupied the office since Senator Ken Nnamani was the Senate President.