Port Harcourt — The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC, has announced the promotion of 766 staff, who distinguished themselves over the years through hard-work and selfless service.
The promotion, which takes immediate effect, according to PHED Head, Administration, Ngozi Koroye, coincided with the commemoration of the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Henry Ajagbawa’s one year in office.
Koroye recalled that the Disco had in the first quarter of 2020, disclosed its intention to effect strategic changes in its operations, policies and administration in order to reposition the organization as the preferred employer of choice.
While congratulating the promoted staff, Koroye said the Disco has resolved to adopt an annual promotion policy, barring extenuating circumstances, in its bid to implement employee friendly policies that will enable the organization attain its vision.
“Keeping in step with its promise, the management, under the leadership of Dr. Henry Ajagbawa, implemented the company’s new promotion policy that saw about 55.3 percent of its regular staff being promoted, in what has been described as unprecedented in the history of the company since inception in 2013.
“The promotion, which takes immediate effect, demonstrates the management’s unalloyed commitment to change the narrative and gives credence to the company’s reengineering campaign, to further consolidate its effort to deliver excellent services to its valued customers.
“It is noteworthy that the promotion of the 766 staff members coincided with the commemoration of Dr. Ajagbawa’s one year in office.”
PHEDC also said the Managing Director, Dr. Henry Ajagbawa, has never shied away from his resolve to transform the company, and has recorded many firsts since he assumed office one year ago.
These transformations include, organizational restructuring by dividing the strategic business units into zones to ensure speedy service delivery.
Others are, “Construction of new feeders to evacuate 48MW from Rumuosi Transmission Station.
“Implementation of pay raise policy for all lines workers; Regularise the employment of all contract staff with pay raise; Remodeling the Customer Service Centre to a world class state
“Launching of a state-of-the-art 24/7 call Centre to handle customers’ concerns online real time; Establishment of Graduate Trainee Programme; Refund of salaries deducted in 2019, etc.”