The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has shut down the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) over unpaid pension benefits.
The union’s Northwest Chairman, Comrade Ado Riruwai, said that the action was taken to demonstrate the workers’ displeasure over management’s failure to remit 72 months of pension benefits.
He also accused KEDCO of neglecting to implement the Medicare package for workers as contained in the contract agreement, despite the hazardous working conditions.
In addition, Riruwai accused KEDCO of promoting imperialism and wickedness against the rights of workers as enshrined in the Nigerian Constitution.
When contacted, KEDCO spokesperson Sani Bala confirmed the debt being owed workers but said that the management had remitted part of the claims.
He also said that the new management of KEDCO inherited a huge sum of unremitted workers’ entitlement.