Power Minister, NERC Intervene As AEDC Workers Shelve Strike

Power Minister, NERC Intervene As AEDC Workers Shelve Strike

Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (Aedc), Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (Nerc)

12/7/2021 4:53:00 AM

Power Minister, NERC Intervene As AEDC Workers Shelve Strike

The federal ministry of power, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and other top government agencies in the electricity supply industry The federal ministry of power, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and other top government agencies in the electricity supply industry yesterday intervened in the crisis rocking the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).

ADVERTISEMENT“TCN regrets this disruption and assures Nigerians that normal bulk power delivery to AEDC will be restored as soon as the injection substations are opened for onward electricity supply to consumers.”On its part, AEDC management apologized for the blackout following the industrial action embarked by the workers saying AEDC’s general manager, Corporate Communications, Bode Fadipe, said, “We would like to assure all our customers that all hands are on deck to resolve the issues that prompted this action.

“We would also like to apologize to our costumers for the inconvenience and disruption”,apologised to consumers over power disruption in its franchise areas.It assured consumers of speedy resolution of the strike by its employees that led to the power disruption.

AEDC’s franchise area includes Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger states and the FCT.“Following the industrial action embarked upon by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), power supply to some of our areas of operation, especially those on the 11 Kilovolt network, were affected. headtopics.com

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“We would also like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience and disruption.“We assure our customers that all hands are on deck to resolve the issues that prompted this action,’’ Mr Oyebode Fadipe, AEDC’s General Manager, Corporate Communication, stated in Abuja.

Meanwhile, LEADERSHIP checks revealed that the AEDC workers are protesting non-payment of entitlements for over 20 months.The members of staff of the company commenced the industrial action across their franchise areas on Monday.A member of staff who spoke anonymously told our correspondent that the strike is to drive home demand for the payment of their 2020 bonus and other entitlements.

They are also demanding the remittance of pensions deducted by the company to their Pension Fund Administrators. They alleged that the remittances have not been made for the past 19 months.The gates of the AEDC Gwarimpa Office, were sealed at 8:11am and a notice posted on the gate reads, “Pay the remaining: batches of 2020 bonus. Pension remittances (19 months). Third batch of bulk rent. Thrift deductions (17 months) and union check off dues (4 months. AEDC management pay us now!”

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