…18% are female staff; CHQ 38%, refineries 16%
Dublin, Ireland — The total workforce of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsidiaries, grew by 10.83 per cent to 7,338 as at April 2021, compared with a staff strength of 6,621 as at April 2020, according to latest documents released by the corporation.
The NNPC Group, which in 2020, concluded the recruitment of 1,047 fresh graduates, currently has 13 divisions and strategic business units (SBU) nationwide, wherein all its staff are spread.
The document, which is part of NNPC’s compliance to Open Data requirements of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), revealed that 5,993 persons, comprising 81.67 per cent of its total workforce were male; while 1,345 staff, representing 18.33 per cent, were females; meaning that gender distribution of its staff, in percentage terms, remained the same with 2020.
Specifically, as at April 2020, NNPC has 5,410 male staff and 1,211 female male staff in its employment.
Furthermore, the document pointed out that the workforce of the three moribund refineries — Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Warri refineries — reduced by 15.5 per cent to 1,603 staff, accounting for 21.85 per cent of the NNPC Group’s total personnel, compared to 1,898 staff, representing 28.7 per cent of NNPC Group’s total workforce last year.
Headquarters’, refineries’ staff
The document also showed that NNPC Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) recorded the highest number of staff, with 2,817 individuals as at April 2021, representing 38.39 per cent of its total workforce; compared with 1,801 people, accounting for 27.2 per cent of the 6,621 total staff strength recorded in April 2020.
The NNPC explained that the staff strength of the corporate headquarters included the newly-recruited graduate trainees.
The report further stated that as at April 2021, the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC) had 937 staff, accounting for 12.77 per cent of the NNPC Group’s total workforce; while 660 staff, representing 8.99 per cent of the corporation’s total workforce are employed in the moribund Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), compared with 758 staff last year.
Also, Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC), which is currently shut down and awaiting a $1.5 billion revamp, has 506 staff, compared with 655 staff in 2020; Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), 554 staff as against 550 staff in 2020; the moribund Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company (WRPC) has 437 staff, compared with 485 staff in 2020; NNPC’s commercial and investment subsidiary, National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) has 383 personnel, as against 426 staff in the previous year; while the corporation’s downstream subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC) has 244 staff, compared with 255 staff last year.
In addition, the document noted that Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) has 269 staff; Integrated Data Services Limited and Nigerian Gas Marketing Company (NGMC) have 157 staff each; Crude Oil Marketing Division of the NNPC 155 staff; while National Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NETCO) has 62 staff in its employment.
Engineering staff, graduate trainees dominate
Analysing NNPC Group’s staff distribution by occupation, the document showed that 1,806 staff, comprising 24.6 per cent of its total workforce, were involved in operations engineering across all the Divisions and Strategic Business Units (SBU); followed by graduate trainees, with 1,047 staff, representing 14.26 per cent of it total workforce; human resources have with 754 staff, comprising 10.28 per cent of its total workforce; while 646 staff are Health, Safety and Environment officers, representing 8.8 per cent of its total workforce.
Finance, Accounts, Audit, Tax and Insurance staff across all its divisions and SBU are 570; commercial staffers are 467; general engineering staff are 463; supply chain management staff, 302; information technology personnel are 291; medical staff are 193; leadership staff are 193; while NNPC Group’s geosciences staff are 144.
Others are: public affairs staff, 98; petroleum engineering staff, 78; legal personnel, 52; and well engineering staff, 45.
Further analysis of the corporation’s staff strength on salary grade level showed that of the total workforce, one staff and 484 staff were in the JS 2 and JS1 Grade Level (GL) category respectively; 50 staff, 1141 staff (comprising majorly the newly-recruited graduate trainees), 223 staff, 691 staff, 675 staff, 1,182, and 1,679 staff were in the Grade Level SS7, SS6, SS5, SS4, SS3, SS2 and SS1 respectively.
Grade Level M6, M5, M4, M3, M2 and M1, which is the management cadre, had 610 staff, 409 staff, 140 staff, 44 staff, eight staff and one staff (chief executive) respectively.