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KEDCO staff shut down services over non-pension remittance



Electricity workers on Monday shut down the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), over alleged failure to remit their pension deductions in the last 72 months.

The workers, under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), vowed to keep the company shut until the remittances were confirmed paid.

Malam Ado Ririwai, the North-West Chairman of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the workers would not allow such an unwholesome attitude to continue.

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Riruwai accused KEDCO of victimizing union leaders who were trying to speak on behalf of the workers.

“This act is imperialist; it is the rights of workers to fight for what is theirs,” he said.

The union leader also accused the company of refusing to provide basic medical care to the workers “in spite of the hazards associated with their jobs”.

Efforts to reach the communication officer of the KEDCO Engineer Sani Bala or top management of the company prove abbortive at press time.

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