The Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc in conjunction with the two in-house unions, the National Union of Electricity Employees and Senior Staff of Electricity and Allied Matters have signed the revised conditions of service. In a statement made to newsmen on Thursday by the Head Corporate Communication, Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah noted that during the signing ceremony, the Managing Director, Engr Abdu Bello Mohammed said that the revised edition was timely haven been in existence since 2018. According to him, “A document of such sensitive nature and importance being operational for more than four years would require review to ensure it portrays a true reflection of current realities as it bothers on employees engagement, conducts, welfare, career and capacity development as well as the responsibility of the company to its employees “. Engr Mohammed extolled the harmonious relationship between the management and unions and also disclosed that the revised version of the condition of service was necessitated by the fact that it would be utilized to better the course and career of employees and by extension the company. He said that the management under his leadership runs an open-door policy stressing that he was open to constructive advice from all and sundry. He called on staff to endeavour to put in their best by ensuring that Jos Electricity Distribution Plc gets to the zenith of collection efficiency. “These revised conditions of service should reaffirm our commitment to enhancing our cooperation for an excellent and harmonious working environment that will guarantee industrial peace”, he contended. Read Also: Just In: APC Caucus in Senate Announces Principal Officers He, therefore thanked the Board, Management, the two in-house unions and all those that work assiduously for the actualization of the document which he said culminated in its signing. The Managing Director promised that the company would honour the entire spirit and soul of the new conditions of service. In their separate remarks, the National Presidents of NUEE and SSAEC, Engr Martin Nzeogwu and Engr Chika Ben commended the Managing Director of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc, Engr Abdu Bello Mohammed for creating a u working environment for the staff. In their words, “You have created an impression that you are going to achieve what other MDs before you could not achieve by your commitment to the condition of service”. They urged him to keep up with the good work that he has been doing since coming on board stressing that the union would continue to give him all the necessary support that would enhance the growth of the electricity outfit. Present at the signing ceremony were members of the Executive management of the company as well as the Vice Presidents of the two in-house unions Comrades Mathew Ojochide Agbata and Abubakar Umar. Others were Mshelinga Sikanta, Naallah Adamu Yawuri, Ibrahim Umar Doggi, Sim Debora Magaji, Dalhatu Magaji, and Sarah Bidee amongst other personalities.
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To improve the capacity, and commitment of its staff for effective service delivery, the Managing Director of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JED), Engr. Abdu Mohammed has signed into the company’s by-law a condition of service that will boost staff welfare, better deal for employees, and capacity development for its teeming staff. The company’s responsibility to its employees also tops the priority of the new improved by-law, a stance the Managing Director of the Company said will no longer be swept under the carpet. Two pressure groups present at the signing of the new condition of service tagged: “Revised Condition of Service”, were the National Union of Electricity Employees and Senior Staff of Electricity and Allied Matters. The group lauded the energy boss, Mohammed, for demonstrating a commitment to better working conditions of the company”s staff, envisaging that he will surpass his predecessors with the full implementation of the new deal. The National Presidents of the two groups, Engr. Martin Nzeogwu and Engr. Chika Ben who spoke on behalf of the unions added that a harmonious working environment for staff has been created. Communicating the same to our correspondent in a statement for dissemination, Spokesman for the Company and Head Corporate Communications, Dr. Friday Elijah said the new condition of service has been in existence since 2018 but has suffered audacity of implementation. Elijah said the new condition of service is indeed timely and will in no doubt improve efficient service delivery. He said the MD is committed to ensuring full implementation of the new employer-employee deal. “A document of such sensitive nature and importance being operational for more than four years would require review to ensure it portrays a true reflection of current realities as it bothers on employees engagement, conducts, welfare, career and capacity development as well as the responsibility of the company to its employees “, Mohammed had said. He continued: “The management under my leadership runs an open-door policy. I will be open to constructive advice from all and sundry. “These revised conditions of service should reaffirm our commitment to enhancing our cooperation for an excellent and harmonious working environment that will guarantee industrial peace. “I thanked the Board, Management, the two in-house unions, and all those that worked assiduously for the actualization of the document. “I promise that the company would honour the entire spirit and soul of the new conditions of service”, Mohammed said. Our correspondent reports that the Jos Electricity Distribution Company with its headquarters in Jos, North-central Nigeria, franchised three other States of Bauchi, Gombe, northeastern Nigeria as well as Benue in the north-central part of the country.
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A statement signed by the Head of Corporate Communications, Jos Electricity Distribution Company, Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah has indicated that 12 electricity vandals have been apprehended by men of the Vigilante group in Bauchi and Gombe State. Elijah said the vandals were caught after the new managing director, Engr. Abdu Bello Mohammed synergized with security agencies promising to work with them as partners in progress. Giving the break down, the Spokesman for Jos DisCo said in Bauchi, the suspected vandals numbering eight had succeeded in vandalising 300KVA substation at Yankari, 33kV Feder in Alkaleri Local Government Area by cutting 30 meters of 70mm2 and 6 meters of 150 mm3 as well as draining the transformer oil. https://sundiatapost.com/jos-disco-vigilante-apprehends-12-energy-vandals-in-bauchi-gombe/
The Managing Director, Jos Electricity Distribution Plc, Engr Abdu Bello Mohammed, has called for the support of the two in-house unions to enable the company to succeed in its quest for revenue growth in a press statement made available to journalists on Tuesday morning and signed by Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah, Head, Corporate Communications. Engr Mohammed also commended the staff of the company for embracing the new reforms which he said were already manifesting in the company’s revenue generation. https://www.naijavoicenews.com/jos-disco-fraternizes-with-unions-appreciates-staff/
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission alongside the Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Company has urged the Bauchi Emirate Council and the Nigerian Police to help stem the tide of energy theft and vandalism of Electricity facilities in the State. The Vice Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Musiliu Oseni made the call during a courtesy call on the Emir of Bauchi, His Royal Majesty, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman in his Palace and the Commissioner of Police Mr. Umar Mamman Sanda last Monday. https://nationaldailyng.com/help-us-fight-energy-thieves-electricity-regulators-begs-police-emir/
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission alongside the Management of Jos Electricity Distribution in an official statement through Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah, Head, Corporate Communications of JED plc has urged the Bauchi Emirate Council and the Nigerian Police to help stem the tide of energy theft and vandalism of Electricity facilities in the state https://www.naijavoicenews.com/nerc-jedc-partners-bauchi-emirate-council-police-to-tackle-energy-theft-vandalism/
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The Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc is to invest about seven billion, two hundred million naira (N7.2 B) in its quest to expand its network. This was disclosed by the Executive Director, Finance and Account, Alhaji Mamamlafia Umar last Wednesday during the opening of bids for the company’s capital projects for 2021 at Lamonde Hotel, Jos, Plateau State. Alhaji Umar further disclosed that the above amount was different from the additional five billion, two hundred million million naira ( N5.2 B) already injected into the metering programme by the company. He explained that at the end of the investment, customers would have the cause to be happy as there would be stable and steady power supply.
In order to stem vandalism of its installations, the Management of Jos Electricity Distribution Plc has commenced sensitization and engagement of communities in its area of coverage. To this effect, communities such as Bwandang, Dilimi, Fwabul and Gangare were sensitized over the weekend. Addressing the representatives of the communities which comprises of traditional rulers, religious leaders, youth leaders as well as leaders of the various security outfits, Musa Abdullahi and Cyprian Alvinmax Yenkwo, the Head of Security and Safety respectively urged the communities to take ownership of JED PLC installations in their domains by securing them from vandals. According to the duo, "We are poised to serve you better than before but how can we achieve that when our facilities in your domains are being vandalised on a regular basis?".
"We are aware that these facilities belongs to our company but you are the ultimate beneficiaries because it is serving you. You should therefore not allow it to be vandalised by agents of darkness",they pleaded. The communities were encouraged to expose anyone seen stealing energy in their domains as according to Jos Electricity Distribution Plc,
"those stealing energies are cheating and insulting the legitimate customers",stressing,
"they are cheating you. You should not allow them to continue to be cheating you. Kindly expose them".The company also urged customers to reciprocate their qualitative services by promptly paying for their consumed energies. Torch lights were freely distributed to the various local security apparatus to facilitate their easy movement in protecting the installations in their localities. Responding, the various communities who said they were happy with the sensitization promised to provide security around electricity installations in their various communities. The community engagements were attended by the Commander neighbour Watch, Mallam Guda, his Deputy, Ado Mohammed, Alhaji Kabiru S. Hassan (Councillor), Mohammed Balla, Sani Suleiman, Nasiru Mohammed, and the Gangare community leader, Alhaji Ali. Others were the Ward Head, Ahmed Garba, Yahaya Abdullahi, the Vigilante Commander, Hamza Abubakar, Mohammed Ibrahim, Sani MK Sani, Sa'idu Ibrahim, Samantha Ya'u Adams, A. A. Aliyu, Umar A. Aliyu amongst others. Dr. Friday Adakole Elijah Head, Corporate Communications