The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has denied that it has plans to carry out mass retirement of staff.
The Corporation’s spokesman, Ndu Ughamadu, said in Abuja on Wednesday, 5 December 2018, that the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, gave the assurance at a programme – CS Connect – organised by the Corporate Services Autonomous Business Units (ABU) to showcase its products and services to the public.
According to him, the GMD charged the management and staff of the corporation to go about their duties and continue to give their best to the establishment and ignore the rumours of sack.
Ughamadu explained that the recent retirement of some staff, following the last management promotion, was restricted to those who had been performing below par.
“They were a disincentive to those remaining in the system and it was only appropriate to disengage them to allow some fresh air for others to rise,’’ he said.
He noted that Baru harped on the need for staff to be law-abiding, resourceful and disciplined.
The spokesman urged the staff “to come up with innovative ideas and best-in-class practices to reposition the corporation and sustain its pride in the national economy as it strives for global recognition”.