Jan 20, 2022

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FG’s Intervention Facilitates Settlement of AEDC Workers Entitlements – Legit.ng

  • The payment of all claims of the workers of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company has been paid
  • This was announced by the Ministry of Power after its intervention in the by the workers Industrial action initiated in December 2021
  • The settled claims include; unpaid allowances, salaries, union deductions and unpaid pension contributions

FCT, Abuja – The Ministry of Power has announced the fulfillment of theirs Promise to secure the payment of all claims of the workers of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).

The workers had started a labor dispute late last year that paralyzed the company’s facilities and the Power interrupted throughout the federal capital territory, Abuja Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger.

The intervention of the ministry facilitated the payment of claims of the AEDC staff, as in that of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and other stakeholders signed a letter of intent last December.

The settled claims include; Unpaid allowances, salaries, union deductions and unpaid 20-month pension contributions, which are deducted from the salaries of the employees.

The power minister, Ing. Abubakar Aliyu, confirmed the commitment of the Ministry of Energy to work together with all parties involved to ensure a stable power supply and stability in the electricity industry.

Engr. Aliyu added that the federal government will continue to ensure that all actors and stakeholders in the power sector work according to rules and guidelines.

How the Ministry of Power dissolved the AEDC workers’ strike in December 2021

< p class = "align-left"> In December last year, the Ministry of Power took the initiative to end the AEDC workers “strike through the use of organized workers.

The strike action in the last year coincided with changes to the participation in the AEDC and the appointment of interim management for AEDC by the shareholders.

The appointment was then made by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Bureau of Public Enterprises approved.

The federal board approves 16 electricity contracts, which are signed by Engr. Aliyu

Remember that Engr. On Thursday, December 23, 2021, Aliyu accused the country’s epileptic power supply of failing to pay attention to past developments in the sector.

The minister made the comment after the Extraordinary meeting of the federal executive committee chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had approved all 16 memos on power presented by his office. He said the current government had done more than any other to ensure that Nigerians enjoy better electricity supplies.