Energy and Power
Buhari fires Abuja DisCo management for shortchanging their workers
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sacked the management board of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company of Nigeria (DisCo).
A new management board were immediately approved as replacement to serve in the interim and would be overseeing operations of the company on daily basis.
The sack was due to an industrial strike action
embarked on by staff members of AEDC over non-payment of arrears of pensions, allowances, salaries and promotion.
The development was contained in a letter by the presidency addressed to the Honourable Minister of Power to immediately sack the board.
In a statement by the Minister of State for Power, Mr. Goddy Jedy Agba, it was confirmed that that the removal of the management board was on the order of Mr. President.
The statement read: “The presidential directives as conveyed has also directed the Bureau of Public Enterprises to set up a new management team of the AEDC.
“However, in a memorandum of understanding MOU, jointly signed by the Minister of State Power, Goddy Jedy Agba, the chairman Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission NERC, Sanusi Garba, Director General Bureau of Public Enterprises, Alex Okoli, Comrade Joe Ajaero on behalf of the union, the Federal government has ordered the suspension of the strike, given 21 days within which the outstanding emoluments and entitlements of staff will be paid.
“Government has described the nonperformance and incompetence of the AEDC as a national embarrassment, saying the suspension of the management team subsist until further notice.”
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