The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the promotion of 109 management staff and redeployed 24 others in a major shakeup which the top management said is meant to reflect operational realities and ensure sustained performance and profitability.
One of those redeployed is the Group General Manager, Public Affairs Division, Alhaji Garba Deen Mohammed and was replaced with a veteran journalist, Ndu Ughamadu.
In a podcast to members of staff, the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, said that the changes were informed by the desire to consolidate on the restructuring exercise through realigning jobs with requisite competences and experiences in line with international best practices, while taking deliberate measures to ensure fairness and equity as well as the capacity to deliver.
Baru said: “As you might have heard, His Excellency Mr. President has approved the High Level Organogram of the Corporation and appointment of Staff into various positions. Most importantly, the changes were done in the spirit of entrenching professionalism and accountability which is a cardinal principle of our 12 Business Focus Areas which are hinged on the slogan moving NNPC Forward…Together.”
While calling on staff members to support the ongoing restructuring efforts, the GMD noted that the NNPC has made some progress in the implementation of the 12 Business Focus Areas.
“We can now deliver crude to our refineries, we have stabilized fuel supply across the country, Frontier Exploration Services and Integrated Data Services Limited have mobilized to the Benue trough and will soon resume activities in the Chad basin.” [myad]