Nairametrics| The incoming World Bank $364 million loan to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) have caused frayed relationship between the workers of TCN and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN).
This is as the TCN accused Fashola of bringing in an ‘unqualified person’ in Louis Edozien to replace the current Managing Director, Mr. Abubakar Atiku. According to the workers, Fashola is bringing in his cronies, whom they described as incompetent, to solely manage the loan.
At the premises of TCN in Abuja, yesterday afternoon, the leadership of the unions ordered their members out of their duty posts, saying that they have written letters to the government opposing the attempt to replace Atiku who has been in the position since August last year when the management contract with Manitoba Hydro ended.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Council Chairman of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), Engr. Wisdom Nwachukwu said “How can they say he should handover to an accountant who rose through him and if we are to look at the process of promotion, the highest position the man would attain right now will be Principal Manager and we are talking about him becoming a managing director”
To protest this alleged manipulation by the Minister, electricity workers have asked the government to reverse its order or face strike, which would inevitably lead to a blackout as TCN is the country’s only transmission power outfit.