Dr Chris Okonkwo, a wrongly-retired staff of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has been reinstated back to service, this is according to The Nation.
The reinstatement order was disclosed in a statement signed by the General Secretary of Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), Comrade Nnamdi Ajibo, following due investigation and review of his petitions by the Ministers of Labour and Power, Dr. Chris Ngige, Engr. Saleh Mamman and Goddy Jedi-Agba.
In the statement, which reads in part, Ajibo stated: “Recall the illegal, malice and impunity-driven action of premature retirement of our President General, Engr. Dr. Chris Okonkwo (DBA, FNSE), from the services of TCN, vide a letter dated 24th April 2020, by the former MD TCN, Usman Gur Mohammed.
“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. Dr. 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.
“Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (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