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NNPC says no plan for mass retirement of staff

*Dr. Maikanti Baru, GMD NNPC.

*As Baru tasks staff on innovative ideas 

OpeOluwani Akintayo

06 December 2018, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC has reiterated that there was no plan to carry out mass retirement of staff.

The Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, gave the assurance in a statement on Wednesday.

The GMD charged the management and staff of the Corporation to go about their duties and continue to give their best to the corporation and ignore the rumors of sack.

He explained that the recent retirement of some staff following the last management promotion exercise was restricted to those who had been performing below par, stressing that “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”.

Dr. Baru harped on the need for staff to be law-abiding, resourceful and disciplined, and urged staff “to come up with innovative ideas and best-in-class practices to reposition the Corporation and sustain our pride of place in the national economy as we strive for global recognition”.

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