Kaduna Electric Sacks 24 Staff Over Fraud

November 20, 2016

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

No fewer than 24 members of staff of Kaduna Electric have been sacked by the management for fraud related cases.

The affected employees were laid off after being investigated and found guilty of the offences levelled against them.

Head of Human Resources of Kaduna Electric, Hajia Khadija Kabir, noted that the investigation was conducted by a Disciplinary Committee set up by the management to look into the allegations.

“The staff were relieved of their duties after they were found guilty for various offences which range from stealing company funds, meter theft, illegal meter installation and signature forgery,” Hajia Kabir said.

She explained that the process to establishing their guilt was a thorough one pointing out that there are checks in the system that notified the Supervisors who directly work with those indicted.

“The offenders were first issued a query for them to explain themselves and those whose explanation were genuine enough were allowed to go, while those whose explanations were not convincing were forwarded to the Investigative Committee,” she said.

Hajia Kabir further disclosed that the process is an ongoing one to checkmate the incidence of fraud and other negative behaviours, adding that there are still cases currently under investigation for different offences.

She therefore called on all staff to desist from all forms of fraudulent activities and to see themselves as stakeholders who are expected to maintain a high level of integrity, which according to her will be beneficial to all on the long run.

“The decision and process leading to the laying off of the culprits is clearly in line with the company’s policy and best practices which gave each accused the right to fair hearing irrespective of tribe, ethnicity or religion,” she explained.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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