BEDC employs over 500 workers in 5 months

The Benin Electricity Distribution Company PLC (BEDC) has disclosed that it employed 500 staff, mostly youth, across its franchise states of Edo, Delta, Ondo, and Ekiti in the last five months.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Head, Human Capital Management of BEDC, Dr. Obinna Obi, and made available to newsmen over the weekend in Benin.

Obi said the increase in the employment profile of BEDC was due to the commitment of the new management to embrace the Federal government’s drive to create jobs.

“With the recruitment done so far, the company staff strength has increased to about 2,600, contributing to the uplifting of society. BEDC as a responsible corporate organisation was using the graduate trainee programme as a contribution towards employing Nigerian youths.

“The gap in our business operations necessitated the employment to give people the opportunity to take up responsibilities to add value to the business growth and revenue generation. Successful candidates have been deployed to different sections, where they will be trained in all aspects of the company’s operations”, he said.

“In BEDC, we make human capacity building a top priority for our employees as we remain committed to a performance work-driven culture”, he said.