Workers shut down Kaduna Electric Company over unpaid salaries

Posted by Juliet Oyoyo | 16 October 2019 | 841 times

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Workers of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, KAEDCO, on Tuesday, shutdown the headquarters of the company, including its Area and Outstation offices across the state.

The aggrieved workers locked the gates following the inability of the Electricity Distribution Company to pay workers their salaries.

Independent sources revealed that the workers were protesting poor working conditions being meted to them by the Management of KAEDCO as they are made to encounter harrowing experiences with consumers during their revenue generation drive on behalf of the organisation.

According to one of the employees, “Management is insensitive to our plights as we have been severally attacked and brutalized by angry consumers within the state. How come we cannot get our salaries as at when due”, he asked?

Unfortunately for the management, the action of the aggrieved workers coincided with a meeting of the Board of the organisation as the angry and protesting workers locked the gates leading to the headquarters and thereby preventing people from going in or coming out.

The workers also ensured that all the branches were similarly locked and staff prevented from gaining access to their offices.

Meanwhile, the Management of Kaduna Electric said it has resolved the disquiet occasioned by the action of one of the in-house unions this morning.

According to the statement made available to Independent by the Head, Corporate Communication, Abdullazeez Abdullahi, he said, “All issues raised have been addressed and normal operations have been restored in all our offices and cash centres.

“As we have said, this sad incident has again called to question the undue pressure being exerted on Distribution Companies by regulatory agencies which make it exceedingly difficult for them to effectively discharge their obligations to the market and other stakeholders.

He urged all customers to be rest assured of their resolve to continue to provide uninterrupted services in spite of the stifling effects of the recent regulations. (Independent)


Source: News Express

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