Tinuade Sanda: WPG Sacks Former MD/CEO Of Eko DisCo


West Power Gas Limited (WPG), the parent company of Eko Electricity Distribution Company, has sacked the immediate past Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of EKEDC, Tinuade Sanda.

Sanda’s appointment with WPG Ltd was terminated in a letter signed by the company chairman, Charles Momoh and dated April 17, 2024.

The letter titled, ‘Termination Of Contract Of Employment,’ said Ms Sanda’s termination of employment takes effect from the date on the letter.

It reads, “We refer to your contract of employment dated April 1, 2022, signed between you and WPG Limited [the “Contract”].

“We hereby advise you that your services are no longer required and accordingly your employment with WPG Ltd is hereby terminated effective April 17, 2024, in accordance with clause 10.2 of the Contract.

WPG Ltd is obligated to pay you three months salary in lieu of notice and hereby advise you that the due amounts have been credited to your account.

“You are requested to kindly return all company’s properties (whether WPG or EKEDP) in your possession which will include but not limited to laptops, identity card, and status car upon your receipt of this letter.”

“We wish you all the best in your future endeavours,” it added.

Thia digital news platform recalls that Sanda was recalled to West Power Gas Limited and replaced by Rekhiat Momoh in a bitter boardroom fight.

The letter that sent her back to WPGL was signed by the Chairman of the Board of EKEDC, Dere Otubu.

The letter, dated March 25, 2024, was titled: “Implementation of NERC Directive on Seconded Staff.”

It stated that the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission had directed EKEDC to ensure that all staff working for the utility firm are employed directly by it and are bound by service conditions that are applicable to the employees of the utility and paid through the utility’s payroll.

Otubu in the letter to Sanda said EKEDC was obligated to obey the directive due to the powers of NERC as stipulated by the Electricity Act of 2023, adding: “In compliance to the above directive, all seconded staff of West Power and Gas (WPG) Limited are being released by EKEDC and returned to WPG Limited.

You are directed to handover to the highest ranking staff of EKEDC under you.

“We hereby record our appreciation of your valuable services and contribution to the growth and success achieved by EKEDC over the years as a seconded staff from WPG.”