April 20, 2024
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Nigeria: Eko DisCo Removes CEO on NERC Directive

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (Eko DisCo) Board has announced the removal of Dr. Tinuade Sanda from her role as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, following a directive from the National Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).

This is contained in a statement signed by the company’s chairman, Dere Otubu, comes as a response to NERC’s instructions aimed at resolving the issue of ghost employees within the company.

Eko DisCo’s official statement indicated that this directive has terminated the previous secondment arrangement, thereby allowing the company to autonomously hire its management team based on a thorough investigation.

This restructuring effort is expected to boost both accountability and transparency across the organization. Furthermore, NERC has authorized Eko DisCo to implement disciplinary actions against any employees found involved in the ghost workers scheme, thereby upholding the company’s operational integrity and efficiency.

The company conveyed through its letter, “NERC has mandated that all employees of the utility must be directly hired by the utility itself, adhere to the service conditions relevant to the utility’s employees, and receive their compensation via the utility’s payroll system.”

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