To improve the capacity, 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 commitment to a better working condition 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 ensuing 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 work 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.