By Etuka Sunday
The management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) said it has engaged the services of 2,265 workers of the former Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in order to reposition and
strengthen the operational needs of the company.
This, it said was due to the expiration of the six months employment contracts offered to PHCN as part of the agreement reached with labour unions at the time of hand over to the private sector in November 2013.
A statement by the Head public Relations, Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Patience Toyo said “in pursuit of these objectives, the company engaged human resources and change consultants
to carry out a comprehensive and professional skills assessment of the company by interviewing of all staff. This exercise necessitated the consideration of 2,265 staff which would be issued with letters of
appointment.” The statement said, in general terms, staff that have been retained had proven track records with regards to their credentials, skills or qualifications for their assigned job and performance.
Management of AEDC is optimistic that the staff it has offered employment to would help secure the viability and success of the organization in meeting the goals of its establishment.
There are prospects to recruit more staff in certain key areas where specialist skills are required and more also, there are provisions fortraining of staff to ensure continued alignment between staff skills
and organizational goals.
Commenting on the development, the Managing Director/CEO of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, Mr Neil Croucher said “we are glad to offer employment to most of the former (PHCN) staff in our new organization, we appreciate the cooperation, we have enjoyed from all the workers during these six months of transition and we are happy to be embarking on this journey going forward”.