Electricity company to recruit 2000 by year-end

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ENUGU, NOVEMBER 2, 2016 – The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has announced plans to recruit 2000 new staff members by the end of the year as part of its restructuring.

Its Head of Communications, Mr Emeka Eze, said in a statement that the figure would bring its staff strength to 4000.

He said that the company would first recruit 1000 technicians in the immediate future and increase the number to 2000 by the end of the year.

Eze said that the company “is focused on flattening its structure by identifying and eliminating redundant levels and replacing them with more people at operation levels, thereby ensuring it has enough manpower to attend to the rising needs of its esteemed customers’’.

He said that the restructure included changes in its executive management as well as re-evaluation of its staffing policy to ensure efficiency in its processes and operations.

Eze said that the company recently completed a comprehensive organisational restructure to realign its strategies, direction and priorities to more readily achieve its target loss reduction, improve network reliability and customer service.

“Consequently, Mr Robert Dickerman has stepped down as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of EEDC effective Oct. 27, 2016.

“Mr Srinivas Jayaraman, who was until recently the Deputy Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed the Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the company,’’ he said.

He described Jayaraman as a power sector professional with more than 38 years of experience.

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