The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP plans to sack some of its national secretariat workers.
A memo to this effect has been circulated to all members of staff of the party.
A copy of the document obtained in Abuja, on Thursday, said the exercise was approved during the party’s 89th National Executive Committee meeting.
The memo, which was entitled “Implementation of the resolution of NEC on staff rationalization,” did not specify the number of workers to be affected.
The memo, which was signed by the PDP Deputy National Secretary, Mr Agbo Emmanuel, also said the affected workers had an option of resigning honorably.
“The NEC, at its 89th meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2020, adopted the following resolutions: NEC approved the rationalization of staff of the PDP national secretariat. NEC committee on staff rationalization was converted to implementation committee.
The finance department was directed to pay immediately January and February salaries to all members of staff. Also, September to December 2019 staff housing allowance is to be paid immediately. That will be the last payments on the present salary structure.
The list of staff affected by the rationalization would be published shortly but affected staff members are given an option to resign honorably,” it said.
The workers had, a few weeks ago, claimed that the party paid N12m as total monthly salaries for the establishment staff and those of the Peoples Democratic Institute and N5m for personal staff of members of the PDP National Working Committee.
They alleged that they were being owed four months of consolidated housing allowance for 2019 in spite of about Six Billion Naira realized from the sale of forms in the 2019 general elections.
The workers had sent a separate memo entitled, ‘NWC report on staff downsizing – the need for human face’ to the National Chairman, Uche Secondus, and members of the PDP NEC.
Among those who signed document were Innocent Nwankwo (Chairman, Staff Welfare Committee); Imanfidon Samson, (Deputy Chairman; Alhaji Abubakar Mansur (Secretary).