Kaduna Electric fires 10 over fraud, indiscipline




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Shuaib Sadiq


Distribution it has sacked 10 members of staff for of and indiscipline.
Mr Abdulazzez Abdullahi, head of Corporate Communication, disclosed this in a made available News Agency of (NAN) on Wednesday in .
Abdullahi said: “In a bid instill discipline and curb fraudulent practices among its workforce, some staff of Kaduna Electric have been relieved of their appointments.
“The staff had their appointments terminated for various acts of and gross indiscipline.
“The affected staff were served dismissal letters recently after they had appeared before the Disciplinary defend themselves over the allegations proffered against them.
“The found them in breach of the company’ Conditions of Service rules, hence their dismissal,”Abdullahi said.
According to Abdullahi, the management took the decision to let go of the staff in order to send the signal to staff that such unscrupulous behaviour that tarnish the company’s reputation is no longer tolerable.
He urged customers to collude with Kaduna Electric staff in perpetrating fraudulent acts and endeavour to anyone engaged in such, for disciplinary action to be taken.
Abdullahi said the company had commenced series of campaigns aimed at reorientating its staff towards service excellence.
He warned that the company staff did key into the new vision would be shown the way out.
Meanwhile, the company said it would reflect the new 7. 5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on customers’ bills from Feb. 1.
Abdullahi, in a separate on Wednesday in Kaduna, said: “The Management of Kaduna Electric wishes to inform its esteemed customers that due to ’s new Value Added Tax (VAT) increase from 5% to 7.5%, customers will notice a slight increment in the VAT component of their bills.
” The VAT increase will also reflect on the vended token for metered customers.
” The increment reflecting the new VAT rate will commence from the electricity bills for the month of February 2020 which will be distributed in March 2020.
“As announced by , the VAT increase takes effect from February 1, 2020,” Abdullahi said.

(NAN)