- President Buhari has approved the appointment of new management for TCN
- The new MD of TCN, Ahmed Abdulaziz, and the four executive directors, have received their appointment letters from the FG
- Abdulaziz was the regional transmission manager of the Abuja region of TCN until his appointment
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha has issued letters of appointments to the managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Sule Ahmed Abdulaziz, and the four executive directors.
Daily Trust reports that the general manager, public affairs at TCN, Ndidi Mbah, in a statement on the night of Monday, June 8, said the top members of the TCN management team got the letter for an initial term of four years.
Legit.ng gathered that the newspaper sighted a copy of the letter for Abdulaziz which is dated May 22.
The report says that while Abdulaziz's appointment is with effect from May 19, 2020, the confirmation of the four executive directors is with effect from December 27, 2019.
The new MD of TCN is a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE). Until his appointment, he was the regional transmission manager of the Abuja region of TCN.
Usman Gur Mohammed, the former MD of TCN, was removed from office on May 19, 2020, in a statement from the minister of power, Sale Mamman.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) announced plans to embark on an indefinite strike on Wednesday, December 12, following the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum issued to the minister of power, Saleh Mamman, to implement their demands.
A statement issued by the union’s assistant secretary-general, Anthony Sule, indicated that the union had no option but to commence an indefinite strike since the minister couldn’t dialogue with it before the expiration of the ultimatum.
According to him, some of the unresolved issues are the illegal transfer of union properties to power investors and the alleged refusal by some distribution companies (DisCos) to remit deducted contributory pension of their members of staff to pension managers.
It was gathered that other demands of the union include, unpaid benefits to over 2000 disengaged staff of the defunct Power Holding Company (PHCN), since 2013; underpayment of over 50,000 ex-PHCN staff; payment of half salaries to workers by DisCos, and unfair labour practices over unresolved labour issues including alleged refusal by some DisCos to remit deducted contributory pension fund to workers’ Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs).
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