The Minister of Steel Development, Prince Shuaibu Abubakar Audu has fired some of his Aides who allegedly worked against the interest of his party – the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the November 11th governorship election in Kogi State.
The Special Assistant on Political Matters to the Minister, Hon. Solomon Itopa, hinted the decision was based on the Minister’s indispensability of loyalty, citing it as non-negotiable.
The statement noted that the dismissals were deemed necessary to establish a clear stance against insubordination, with the minister explicitly expressing a zero-tolerance policy towards disloyalty.
Itopa said the minister emphasized that loyalty must be absolute, stating that the sacked aides were no longer in service due to this breach.
His words: “The sack was necessary in a bid to set a clear precedence that Hon. Minister will not accept any form of insubordination.
“Hon. Minister frowns clearly at disloyalty. Loyalty is either 100% or none. He wishes the sacked aides the very best in their future endeavours.”
During a visit to Governor Yahaya Bello after the election, the minister reaffirmed his allegiance to the APC and Governor Bello’s leadership in Kogi State politics.