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Buhari Sacks Entire AEDC Management Over Workers’ Strike 



Following the strike action of members of the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) which led to blackout in many parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the presidency has sacked the management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).

This decision was disclosed in a statement released on Tuesday, December 6, by Ofem Uket, media aide of the minister of state for power.

The President approved a new interim governing board to oversee the daily operations of the AEDC – The President also directed that the strike be called off and that the outstanding emoluments and entitlements of staff will be paid in not more than three weeks.

NewsWireNGR recalls that, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) workers had on Monday shut down power facilities, as they embarked on an indefinite strike action over the non-payment of their 20-month entitlements.

In addition, The management of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) had also stated that due to the ongoing strike action, power evacuation from injection substations across AEDC franchise area was disrupted.

The Spokesperson of the company in a statement, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, assured that it had available bulk power for delivery to the distribution load centres of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for its customers.

“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,” the statement read.

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