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Management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company AEDC has been sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari over Monday’s strike by the Electricity Distribution company’s staffs.
This is coming after it was reported that State have been served with electricity by the electricity distribution company were in blackouts as a result of strike action by the company’s staffs.
The reported sack was conveyed by the presidency to the Federal Ministry of Power and takes immediate effect.
According to a statement from the office of the Minister of State Power, Goddy Jeddy-Agba, in Abuja on Tuesday
The statement said that a new interim governing board had been appointed to oversee the day-to-day operations of the distribution company
The Statement partly read, “Following the recent industrial action embarked on by its staff over non-payment of arrears of pensions, allowances, salaries and promotion.
“The Minister of Power Mr Aliyu Abubakar and the Minister of State Power, Goddy Jedy Agba had earlier on intervened through dialogue with the ministry of labour
“Bureau of Public Enterprise, and the Nigerian union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, to resolve and call off the 14 hours strike action.”
It said the presidential directives as conveyed had also directed the Bureau of Public Enterprises to set up a new management team for the AEDC,
The Statement further read “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, 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 non-performance and incompetence of the AEDC as a national embarrassment, saying the suspension of the management team subsists until further notice.” it said.