The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday has denied that it has plans to carry out mass retirement of staff.
Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, gave the assurance at a programme tagged ‘CS Connect’, organised by the Corporate Services Autonomous Business Units (ABU).
In an address presented at the event, Baru enjoined NNPC’s management and staff, to go about their duties and continue to give their best to the corporation and ignore the rumors of sack.
The GMD reiterated that the recent retrenchment 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.”
Baru also 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.”