05 December 2018, Sweetcrude, Abuja — The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Wednesday, allayed fears of mass retirement of its staff, while it disclosed that it has retired some of its staff who had been performing below standards.
In a statement in Abuja, Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Maikanti Baru, explained that the recent retirement of some staff following the last management promotion exercise was restricted to those who had been performing below par.
Baru stated this at a programme organized by the Corporate Services Autonomous Business Units, ABU, of the corporation, to showcase its products and services to the public.
Explaining the retirement of the staff, Baru said, “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 charged the management and staff of the NNPC to go about their duties and continue to give their best to the corporation and ignore the rumour of sack.
He further 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 NNPC and sustain its pride of place in the national economy as we strive for global recognition.
The NNPC chief executive commended the Corporate Services ABU for being in the forefront of service delivery and for enhancing the overall business success of the Corporation, adding that the programme, tagged ‘CS Connect’ was aimed at improving current support services with a focus on cost-reduction and greater efficiency.