By Olanipekun Yinka
Senior Staff of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) has commended the sack of former Managing Director of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Dr. Usman Mohammed by presidency on Tuesday.
The association in a statement signed by its General Secretary Mr. Umar Dubagari, said “the SSAEAC hereby send a heartfelt appreciation to President/Commander-in-Chief and the Honourable Ministers of Power, for liberating the hub of power sectors from the stranglehold of a despot by relieving the former MD of his misfit position.
”We foresaw this when we exposed his background and character which he covered up with falsified CV that misled the government and we are glad that the truth has prevailed with the announcement of the removal of recalcitrant and insubordinate MD of TCN, which is a welcome relief to TCN staff and power sector operators. “
The association further disclosed ten count charges of ingenuities against the former MD ranging from the abandonment of TCN structure for coronism and nepotism.
Umar said, “he manipulated procurement process with attendant financial fleecing of TCN, and also diverted over 700 containers from Port without documentation of contents.
“Under his leadership, there was a humognous loss of 20 power transformers and substations worth over N30billion in just over three years.”
The Association revealed that he connived with compromised staff to fleece TCN of assets and resources, adding that he destroyed unionism through sponsorship of internal crises.
“Furthermore, he used union to act as his blackmail machinery against government and his superiors, quarrelsomeness with Co-sector operators with uncouth language and character.
He also enslaved workers by instigating spying and reporting on each other – working in fear of his victimization, abuse of his power in dispensing official rights of workers like foreign medical trips and general emasculation of rights of all except through intimidation and harassment.
The union assured Nigerians of improved services in TCN since they have been liberated from the stranglehold of the man who they said aimed at personal gains.