TCN workers petition Minister over ploy to create illegal unit

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Some concerned workers of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) have petitioned the Minister of Power, Engineer Abubakar Aliyu, over ploy by the company to illegally create the office of Executive Director Project.

The embattled workers, in a petition addressed to the Minister dated July 27, 2022, said the move was alien to the company’s structure and organogram.

They said there are only four  known executive directors in the company, namely: Transmission Service Provider ,Independent Service Operator, Finance and Account and Human Resource and Capacity Building.

In the petition, the workers said the move by the General Manager, Project Coordination, Engineer Joseph Ciroma Almajiri to buy his way for the creation of the Executive Director, Project, is unethical and grossly infringe on the Electric Power Reform Act 2005.

It also violates the Federal Character Principle because Engineer Almajiri and the current Executive Director, Resource and Capacity Building, Mr. Justin Ishaya Dodo are from Kaduna, the workers said.

They alleged:  ”Furthermore, a committee set up by the former Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer to investigate Engineer Joseph Ciroma Almajiri found many anomalies in his activities on the project management unit .He is accused of collaborating with training consultants for kickbacks, including organizing training for his associates and himself, while the money (foreign currencies) will be collected, but the training are not attended. This is pure corruption training and against work ethics.

“We are calling on the Minister of Power to, as a matter of urgency, intervene to stop the illegal move, because if left to materialize, it will send a wrong signal to the power sector that anyone can buy his way to get any position even if it violates the EPSR Act and the Federal Character Principles, including natural justice” the workers stated in the petition.

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