The Executive Director, Research and Advocacy, Association of Nigerian Energy Distribution Companies (ANED), Mr. Sunday Oduntan, has said that electricity distribution companies (DisCos), will not hesitate to clampdown on erring workers as part of efforts to improve efficiency, The Nation reports.
He said the development became necessary in order to rid the DisCos of bad eggs and further give the sub-sector a new image. He said there are cases of corrupt workers in many of the firms as evident by the ways and manners they reportedly exploit consumers in the course of connecting their electricity. He said some workers collect monies to buy equipment such as meters, transformers, poles and others, from customers, without getting the consent of their employers.
He said the firms have put workers on their toes with a view to ensure that they desist from such acts capable of eroding consumers’ confidence. In a recent interview Oduntan said ANED, which serves as umbrella body for the eleven DisCos in the country, has started going round the firms to investigate corrupt practices among the employees, adding that the firms have been directed to sack workers that are found guilty.