Staff of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) who are members of the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) have asked the association’s national body to stop interfering in TCN activities and spending from its N500 million superannuation fund.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the TCN Branch spokesman, Comrade Amiji Gabriel said the SSAEAC National had filed a suit No: NICON/ABJ/215/2018 against both the TCN Branch and the TCN Management at the National Industrial Court, Abuja and must not interfere until the final outcome of the suit.
It said the National body disobeyed the court process as it is allegedly trying to conduct elections at the TCN regional branches against extant court rules.
“This is contrary to the provisions of the 2005 Association’s Constitution Rule 14 (vi), (ix) and Rule 15(iv) respectively.
“Besides, the tenure of TCN Branch Executives terminates in June 2019 after the SSAEAC National Delegates Conference expected to come up in March 2019,” it noted.
It also accused the SSAEAC national body, led by Christopher Okonkwo, of tampering with a N500m superannuation fund of the federal government as it called for a probe into it.
“The superannuation fund was the initiative of real founding fathers/leaders of our Association who are now retired. Contributors of the fund include retirees and disengaged staff of PHCN. We strongly advise that the superannuation fund be kept intact until all stakeholders agree on how to utilize the fund,” the TCN branch said.
The TCN Branch also urged members of the public to call the national body of SSAEAC to order to avoid anarchy, mismanagement of entrusted funds and disruption of peace in power transmission activities.