Friday , January 28 2022

Fed. Govt. suspends management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company.

The Federal government has suspended the management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company following an industrial action by the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees over non-remittance of employees’ benefits.
 
The workers on Monday shut down electricity facilities in Abuja and neighboring states, accusing the company of failing to remit the pension contributions deducted from employees’ salaries to their Pension Fund Administrators for 20 months.
 
A statement by the Ministry of Power says President Buhari had approved the removal of the management of the company, which is partly owned by the government.
 
The government’s intervention on Monday helped halt the strike, which had triggered blackout in Abuja and other areas served by the AEDC including Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger States.
 
The outstanding emoluments and entitlements of staff will be paid.”
 
An interim management has been constituted.
 
The leadership of the staff union said the staff’s grouse was that their pension contributions, taxes and cooperative contributions were deducted without AEDC remitting anyone to the appropriate authorities.
 
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