Electricity Workers Threaten To Shut Down Power Nationwide If Demands Are Not Met (Details)

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Workers, under the auspices of Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) have threatened to ground the entire power structure nationwide if their demands were not met.


The aggrieved workers, who picketed the TCN premises yesterday, in Abuja, disrupting vehicular and commercial activities for several hours, called on the Federal Government to immediately terminate the appointment of the TCN Managing Director, Usman Mohammed, who was alleged to have flouted most of the administrative procedures.

Addressing newsmen, the General Secretary, SSAEAC, Umar Abubakar, alleged that the Mohammed singlehandedly conducted examinations for staff due for promotion without recourse to input from other management staff, and also defaulted in remitting appropriate taxes to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS); a development that led to the sealing of the organization even before the workers staged their protest. According to him, Mohammed had hijacked some funds provided by the World Bank for projects in the power sector, including interference in union activities by trying to polarize the union.

That was even as he was also alleged to have cleared a large consignment of electrical materials from foreign donors at the ports but failed to deliver same to the warehouse of the organization for proper accountability, before distribution to the relevant   sections where they would be used.

According to the protesters, all efforts by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and his counterpart in the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola to intervene in the matter, proved abortive as Mohammed failed to turn up in several meetings arranged by stakeholders.

“Our grievances stems from the fact that the MD on his own singled out promotion exercise and started to conduct it in his own way through the aid of consultants. That to us is not the ideal process. He was even bragging that he set the questions himself. How can a whole MD in an organization like TCN in this country.


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slimber at 06:36 AM, 15/08/2018 (3 months ago)
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Very good nah nah una see road abi
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olowoinlionsden at 08:53 AM, 15/08/2018 (3 months ago)
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Hope this TCN MD will meet his Waterloo just as the DG DSS did,  now that their godfather is on holiday  in the Queen's own Territory.
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