Impact of Privatization on Employees’ Job Security in t he Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EDC)

Adekitan, Rasheed Akanfe and Ajike, Ada Kalu and Okoro, Chineme Blessing (2016) Impact of Privatization on Employees’ Job Security in t he Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EDC). International Journal of public Policy and Administrative Studies, 11 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 2384-5578

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: The study examines the impact of privatization on the job security of the employees of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), Enugu. Descriptive Research design was used and the major instrument for data collection was questionnaire, which was structure d using five-point Like rt scale. Simple percentages, cumulative percentages, Pearson’s corr elation and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were employed to analyze the data obtained from the respondents. The findings reveal that the sector faces a lot of challenges due to its nature, which demands a more critical approach in order that enabling environment for investment and business growth may be created. Also, that Enugu Electricity Distribution Company has made slight improvement in terms of service delivery an d rectification n of electricity faults. How ever, this improvement in the Sector is marred by massive job loss, intimidation of workers and casualization of workforce arising from non confirmation of appointment, etc. Based on these findings, the study recommends among other things that government should ensure accurate evaluation of assets and worth's of enterprises intended to be privatized. Also, that policies import action in Niger should be kept at adaptive rather than adoptive level to suit the peculiar economic needs of the Nation and ensure objective realization. THere is need or adequate policy frame work to be put in place to tackle the challenges of job loss and redundancy which may likely follow the privatization exercise and finally, that government should perform an oversight function on the management of privatized companies to ensure a relative labour intensive operational technique, which will create jobs 1. and ensure job security. The study then concludes that though the privatization of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) has brought slight improvement in service delivery, it cannot be said to have achieved desired economic development for the Nigerian citizens living within Enugu state South East in general due to its negative impact on job security of employees of both t he PHCN and the EEDC and the hike in electricity price making it unaffordable to the average Nigerian families.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 10:12
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 10:12

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