Despite Buhari’s directive, power firm refuses to reinstate sacked manager

The Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate failure by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company to reinstate Mrs. Maryam Danna Mohammed as the General Manager, despite a directive by President Muhammadu Buhari.

This followed a petition by Mohammed which was presented to the Senate by Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai (Borno Central) on Thursday.

Garbai said the petitioner was wrongly sacked when the company’s board was dissolved in 2016.

He said out of the 13 general managers of the company, only the petitioner was relieved of her appointment.

He said Mohammed has written to the President and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The letter read in part, “There are 12 other general managers of the same status as me that were allowed to remain in their positions, obviously because they are members of the company and not members of the dissolved executive management. This obviously makes the decision to disengage me without committing any offence discriminatory and unfair.”

“Because she was not reinstated despite the president’s directive, she is seeking the intervention of the Senate in this matter. She is a law-abiding citizen with an unblemished and outstanding record of service to the nation,” the lawmaker said.

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