The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), today stressed that there were no plans by the establishment to conduct a mass retrenchment.
The 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).
He encouraged members of staff to go about their normal everyday activities and ignore every rumours of sack.
GMD explained 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.”