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Trouble in Eko DisCo as legal director insists Tinuade Sanda is CEO

Trouble in Eko DisCo as legal director insists Tinuade Sanda is CEO

The legal director at Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Babor Egeregor, has said that Tinuade Sanda remains the managing director/chief executive officer of the power firm.

This followed an announcement on Tuesday by the EKEDC board that Sanda’s tenure was terminated in compliance with the directives issued by the Nigerian Electricity Distribution Commission (NERC).

Mr Egeregor, who doubles as the chairman of legal and regulatory committee, said the claim that Rekhiat Momoh was appointed acting MD/CEO in place of Sanda was false.

He insisted that NERC in its order never requested the removal of any staff either seconded to or hired by EKEDC except those connected to the alleged fraud and negligence.

‘’It has come to my notice that by a letter dated 26th of March 2024, the Chairman of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Mr. Dere Otubu purportedly terminated the Contract of Employment of Dr. Tinuade Sanda, the MD/CEO of EKEDC, allegedly in compliance with Orders/Directives issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC),” he said in a statement.

“The said Order of the NERC, herein displayed, are unambiguous, incapable of, and unyielding to plural interpretations. There was nowhere in the Order where NERC requested the removal of any staff either seconded to or hired by EKEDC EXCEPT those connected to the alleged fraud and negligence i.e., Wola Joseph Condotti, Sheri Adegbenro, and Aik Alenkhe.

“In fact, NERC’s directives were issued to compel the Board of EKEDC, following picketing by the Union and unrelenting Staff protests, to act appropriately in the face of a determined position of a majority of the Board members to cover up the alleged use of ghost workers together with the alleged fraud and protect Wola Joseph Condotti especially.”

The legal director said the decision to sack Sanda was a “vengeful revenge” against her for escalating an alleged fraud.

Egeregor accused the board chairman of trying to run a one-man show as the appointment of Mrs Momoh, the chief commercial officer of EKEDC, as the acting CEO, was never deliberated on and approved by the board.