The management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has disengaged 27 employees over various offences including corruption and indiscipline.
An internal memo signed by the company’s director, Corporate Services, Engr. Abimbola Odubiyi, revealed that 17 of the affected staff had their appointments terminated while nine others were dismissed outright due to various forms of corrupt practices such as fraud, theft and double employment.
One of the affected persons was disengaged, it said.
Other affected staff were disengaged on account of disciplinary matters such as persistent absence from duty without permission.
Engr. Odubiyi said in the memo that “the provisions (in Chapter 3 of the Rules and Regulations) are meant to serve as a guide to employees to be aware of the implications of negative behaviours.”
The memo reminded employees that the current AEDC management, at its discretion, could refer any case involving fraud to law enforcement agencies which have the mandate to handle issues of corruption, especially the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the police.
AEDC officials hinted that all the 27 employees affected were disengaged this year, and that several other staff have been reprimanded for other various offences.
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