Wednesday, September 18, 2019

PDP to retrench 96 workers...

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has notified the PDP members of staff at the national headquarters of the party and at the Peoples’ Democratic Institute of its plan to downsize the workforce.

It was also learnt that  the party planned to pay the staff that would be affected  their severance allowances as contained in the party’s Establishment Manual signed by the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus.

According to the highlights of the meeting signed by the Chairman of the PDP/PDI Staff Welfare Committee, Mr Innocent Nwankwo, the monthly wage bill of Establishment Staff (PDP/PDI) amounted to about N15m while the total staff strength is 96.

Nwankwo said the rightsizing was not necessarily because the party was having a dwindling fortune as the party was still strong financially, having 16 state governors, about 44 senators, 131 House of Representatives and about 390 members of  state Houses of  Assembly.