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Mass Sack Imminent In Power Sector

A fresh round of workers’ sack is imminent in the power sector as efforts to mitigate crises in the nation’s electricity sector face difficulties. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), who disclosed this in Lagos yesterday, charged the distribution companies (DISCOs) to begin the sack of “bad eggs” in their services, up their service delivery, or leave if they consider these impossible to do.

Addressing the 11th Monthly Stakeholders’ meeting at Ikeja West 330/132kv Transmission Station in Ayobo-Ipaja, the minister expressed displeasure over alleged attitude and misconduct of some DISCO workers to customers whom, he said, suffered various degrees of molestation and insults.

The Federal Government, Fashola maintained, received a petition through his office from a Professor from Rivers State University, Port Harcourt on the misconduct of some staff of Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC).

Reiterating that the power investors and all stakeholders must bear more burdens this year to get efficient service delivery from the power sector, the minister said that the DISCOs owe it as a duty to fish out some staff this year. “Not so many but some bad eggs.

The New Telegraph, January 10, 2017

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