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Managing Director (MD) of the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) Plc, Alhaji Gidado Modibo has denied alleged disparities in the salaries of workers, noting that the company would continue to put the welfare of its staff as top priority.

Explaining that salaries of staff of the company were harmonised in November 2015, the MD said: “The records are there to back that harmonisation. We know the relevance of morale to efficiency and cannot treat some workers better than the others because we all need their maximum output.”

Modibbo, who addressed the press in his office to clear grey areas, said: “The union’s claim that we have been sacking people is not true. Since we took over the company in 2013, we have recruited more than 150 people into the system.

“We only disengaged a few redundant and weak people that were not adding any value to the system, and that included four Assistant General Managers, four Business Managers and some principal and senior managers.

“We run JEDC as a private outfit that must stay afloat and survive, so much premium is placed on productivity and resourcefulness.

“The records and data are there to support the performances of those sacked and those retained.

“We have found out that it is the former workers that were sacked over such poor performance that have mobilised students and miscreants to fight the system.”

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