Kano Electricity Distribution Plc (KEDCO) has ended the culture of casualisation of workers in the Nigerian power sector, its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Jamil Isyaku Gwamna has disclosed.
Isyaku who made the disclosure during a meeting with members of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) assured the union that the era of staff casualization was over in Kano Disco.
A statement by the utility firm’s spokesman, Mohammed Kandi on Tuesday said Gwamma also informed the NUEE that there is an ongoing transformation and restructuring of the company in order to reposition it for better service delivery, accountability and responsibility.
Gwamma who heeded the plea by the Union to consider issues of casualization amongst others, also sought the partnership of the members of the NUEE to enable the company achieve its strategic plans, as well as to surmount the myriad of challenges bedevilling the growth of electricity sector in Nigeria.
Responding, the General Secretary of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajero pledged to support Kano Disco to ensure that the company succeeds in its effort aimed at improving electricity supply to Nigerian in its franchise area.
Ajero also disclosed that contrary to insinuations in some quarters, the Union was not in a power tussle with the management of electricity distribution companies, investors or government agencies, noting that NUEE has a responsibility to ensure that the rights of its members were not infringed upon at any time.