Kano Electricity Distribution Company, KEDCO, on Monday announced the increment of salaries of no fewer than 1,500 staff.
KEDCO in a statement Monday by its Head of Corporate Communications, Ibrahim Shawai said the gesture was to boost performance and efficiency.
He said the increment followed the conclusion of performance appraisal for the year 2018.
Mr Shawai explained that the 1,500 beneficiaries would get the addition of 2% to 6% on their salaries, adding that the increment is effective from January this year.
He further explained that the beneficiaries would get arrears from January this year to date.
Mr Shawai said in the statement that the idea for the use of performance-driven indices is to compensate hard work and dedication to duty, “which will translate to encouraging others to always strive to better their previous efforts.”
“After the conclusion of the performance appraisal for 2018, the management deems it fit to increase the salaries of some staff based on their performance,” he added.
“The increment is an enhanced compensation package to reward and retain over 1500 employees who have put in their best performance in 2018 which made KEDCO achieve 60% CR and in the same vein, serve as an encouragement to all employees.
“This gesture will ensure that all hands are on deck to achieving 75% collection efficiency target for our organization in 2019 which would lead to more rewards for employees,” said Mr Shawai.
He added that the MD/CEO of KEDCO, Jamilu Gwamna, also charged all the beneficiaries to re-double their efforts in seeing that KEDCO achieve its set target for the year.
“Dr. Gwamna reiterates that the company is a performance-driven organization where there is dignity of labour and compensation for hard work.
“He tasked the beneficiaries to see the increment as a window to regenerate more commitment to better place KEDCO as a pride for reference amongst DisCos in Nigeria.
“Employees should be rest assured that as long as we achieve our goals as set on out KRA planning form, the Performance Management System will ensure all the deserving employees are adequately rewarded through our robust reward system.
” I wish to appreciate all the staff for their unflinching dedication to duty and I promise to remain a selfless leader by all standards,” Shawai quoted Gwamna as saying in the statement.