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Tension as NNPC redeploys top officials

15 November 2016, 10:05

Abuja - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) has announced the appointment and redeployment of top management staff in a major reshuffle exercise.

In a statement signed by management in Abuja on Monday, the corporation said the exercise was designed to reflect operational realities and ensure sustained performance and profitability.

In a podcast to members of staff, the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, said that the changes were informed by the desire to consolidate on the restructuring exercise through realigning of jobs with requisite competences and experiences in line with international best practices.

He said deliberate measures to ensure fairness and equity as well as the capacity to deliver were taken.

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"As you might have heard, 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,” he said.

While calling on staff members to support the ongoing restructuring efforts, the GMD noted that 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,’’ he said.

In all, 109 Management staff were promoted while 24 were redeployed in the exercise which saw the return of veteran journalist, Ndu Ughamadu as Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division.

Ughamadu takes over from Garba Deen Muhammad.

- News 24

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