As casual Staff of the Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, KAEDCO, demanded for their right, the aggrieved workers yesterday in Sokoto joined their counterparts from Zamfara, Kaduna and Kebbi States today to stage a peaceful protest.
The aggrieved workers earlier yesterday sealed all entrance gate of the Zonal, KAEDCO, paralyzed activities of the company as well stopped revenue generation income of the company till further notice.
One of the official of the aggrieved worker, Mal Yusuf Usman who spoke on condition of anonymity described the whole situation as unfortunate, saying casual staffs of old NEPA and KAEDCO constitute 75 percent of the work force of the company in the last two decades.
He said a total of about 920 casual workers were still not paid their outstanding salaries and presently most of the staff recruited by the Company are mostly drawn from Kebbi.
He allegedly frowned at the management of KAEDCO for its decision in recent recruitment without considering casual workers.
According to him, “monkey the work, bamboo the chop”, while pleading with the management to consider their grievance in order to move the company toward achieving its said goal.
Speaking to newsmen, the Business Development and Public Relation Officer of the KAEDCO, Alhaji Mustapha Tijhani strongly condemned their act, saying that the leaders violated the agreement that was reached between them and their leaders during the meeting that was held yesterday before protest.
He added that as sooner as possible the management at Headquarters in Kaduna would address their demand through their petition copied the MD/CEO in Kaduna.
As at the time of filling this report, the Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Salisu Fagge noted that since the aggrieved workers are fighting for their right, the management of KEADCO should also look for a lasting solution toward addressing their challenges instead of using security to disperse them.
Meanwhile, reliable sources revealed that the company is beginning to lose millions of naira in revenue to sabotage of casual worker since taking over from PHCN.

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