Nigeria’s largest electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric (IE), has employed 603 people between January 2015 and February 2016, the organisation said in a statement yesterday.
It added that the appointment is “in keeping with our commitment to drive service excellence through robust human capital profiling and development.”
Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Felix Ofulue, added that 74 others were promoted across different departments to ensure that it has a pool of competent and capable resources to manage modern trends in efficient power distribution and seamless service delivery.
“At Ikeja Electric, we place a high premium on human capital development as a vital component of driving its commitment to providing the best service to customers,” he said.
Ofulue revealed that 229 employees of the company were affected in the disengagement exercise after they failed to meet the required parameters for the company’s performance assessments. He reiterated that the exercise was part of the strategic steps aimed at repositioning the company’s structure for better efficiency.
He said: “We will like to state that the number of employees that were disengaged was 229 and not 400 as earlier reported. In accordance with best practice, employees in the organisation went through a thorough, transparent and objective performance assessment exercise and those that were deemed to be performing below the required performance objectives were exited from the organization. This is also to ensure that Ikeja Electric maintains an assemblage of the right staff in the right roles that are equipped to perform optimally.”
He noted that Ikeja Electric will continue to implement robust human capital optimization policies that are geared towards promoting efficiency and service excellence”.