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Electricity company denies disparity in workers’ salaries


Electricity Distribution Company

Electricity Distribution Company

Managing Director of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED), Alhaji Mohammed Gidado Modibo, has said the company would continue to put the welfare of staff as top priority.

He also denied alleged disparity in salaries of workers, an allegation leveled against the management by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) of JED during their protest, explaining that salaries of staff of the company had been harmonised in November 2015.

Addressing newsmen in Jos, Modibo, said there are records to back up the harmonisation processes.

“We only disengaged redundant and weak people that were not adding any value to the system, and that included four Assistant General Managers, four Business Managers and some principal and senior managers.

“We run JED as a private outfit that must stay afloat and survive, so much premium is placed on productivity and resourcefulness. The records and data are there to support the performances of those sacked and those retained.

We have found out that it is the former workers that were sacked over such poor performance that have mobilised students and miscreants to fight the system,” he said.

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