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NNPC denies ethnic agenda in retirements

14 August 2015, 18:03

Abuja -  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has decried attempts by a section of the media to politicise the recent appointments and retirements in the corporation by imputing ethnic coloration to it.

This is contained in a statement issued by Ohi Alegbe, NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, in Abuja on Friday.

According to the statement, the new appointments are in line with international best practices devoid of primordial sentiments.

It added that all the actions so far taken by the corporation, were in line with extant rules on federal character and done with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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The statement further said that all retirements between now and 2016 would be carried out with no regard to ethnicity or state of origin.

"The recent appointments, promotions, and retirements are all part of the ongoing restructuring aimed at repositioning the corporation into a lean, efficient, profit-driven organization,’’ it said.

The statement therefore called on Nigerians to discountenance any report aimed at denigrating the ongoing re-organisation in the corporation.


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