Aggrieved Workers of the Kaduna Electric Distribution Company protested over non-payment of salaries and non-remittance of their two years pension to their respective Pension Fund Administration (PFAs).
The workers under the umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees NUEE blocked the gate of the corporate headquarters of the company located in the Kaduna state capital with their vehicles.
Chanting solidarity song and armed with placards with various inscriptions, the workers describe the inhuman treatment meted against them by the management of Kaduna electric as modern-day slavery.
The NUEE Deputy President North Sikamta Ali alleged that the management of Kaduna Electricity Company paid some 40 percent of September’s salaries and that there was no hope when the balance will be paid.
In a Swift reaction, management of Kaduna electricity Distribution Company through its spokesman, Abdulaziz Abdullahi, said that the staggering salaries was due to lack of funds coming from poor revenue collection and promised that the remaining balance owed the workers will be paid by month-end.
Business activities were however brought to a halt, as the angry workers prevented customers who came to recharge their prepaid metres from gaining access to the premises.