Power Minister reinstates retired TCN GM

By Obas Esiedesa

The Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) on Saturday disclosed that its President General, Engr. Chris Okonkwo who was controversially retired in April by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has been reinstated to his position by the Minister of Power.

Dr. Okonkwo was summarily retired by sacked TCN Managing Director, Usman Gur Mohammed, a move many say led to his removal few weeks later.

SSAEAC in a statement by Comrade Nnamdi Ajibo said: “We are glad that after due investigation and review of our petitions, the Honourable Ministers of Labour and Power, unanimously approved the reinstatement of Engr. Okonkwo to his position in TCN, with full payment of his entitlements. This was conveyed by another letter dated 25th September 2020, ref: TCN/MD/CEO/01/8.0/Vol. 2/584/2020.

“SSAEAC hereby express appreciation to the President C-in-C represented by the Honourable Ministers (Labour and Power), Permanent Secretary (Power), new Managing Director TCN, new Executive Directors and Directors FMOP, for principled and professional stance that culminated in the delivery of justice.

“We also appreciate the President and NAC members of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), National Executive Council (SSAEAC), teeming SSAEAC members and sympathizers, for standing firm in pursuit of justice in the intervening five months”.

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