President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sack of the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) over the strike by the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) that has grounded the activities of the company.
The announcement of tthe approval was contained in a statement issued by Ofem Uket, spokesman to the minister of state for power.
The statement said the president has approved a new interim governing board to oversee the day-to-day operations of the company.
The statement added that ,’’ the presidential directives as conveyed also directed the Bureau of Public Enterprises to set up a new management team of the AEDC.’’
“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 ordered the suspension of the strike and asked to be given 21 days within which the outstanding emoluments and entitlements of staff will be paid.”
The strike by the NUEE left franchise areas by the AEDC without power for hours on Monday.
The areas serviced by the company are the federal capital territory (FCT), Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states.
The workers were protesting unpaid allowances, salaries and unremitted pension deductions.