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JUST IN: Buhari sacks AEDC management over workers’ strike

The sack of the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari over the strike by the Nigerian Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE).

The strike action engaged by the NUEE left areas serviced by the AEDC without power for hours on Monday.

Some of the areas serviced by the company are the federal capital territory (FCT), Kogi, Nasarawa and Niger states.

The workers were protesting unpaid allowances, salaries and unremitted pension deductions.

In other news, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that some Abuja residents have accused the electricity service provider for the territory, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, of deliberately exploiting them by giving meters with existing liabilities (debt) to new customers.

According to a DAILY POST investigation, the recent rollout of mass metering by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has failed to provide the needed relief from estimated bills, and has rather compounded huge problems for customers, has revealed.

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