When the ongoing restructuring and repositioning of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is completed, the sector and the refineries will be productive and profit-making.
A statement released after an interactive session with the top management of the Corporation, NNPC said it is working toward ensuring that all the refineries operate profitably.
Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, said that it is time to do away with civil service mentality within the corporation. He stressed that the Corporate Service Unit and Strategic Business Units would moving forward, operate like profit centers.
While soliciting for the support of the top management of the corporation and its subsidiaries, Dr. Kachikwu stated that efforts are on to creating a conducive environment of workers in NNPC. He urged the management to lead by example in eradicating tribalism and other unprofessional conducts within the system.
Commenting on claims that it was pursuing an ethnic agenda, the NNPC disclosed that its recent appointments and retirement were done with the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari and in compliance with federal character principles. It explained that those retired were meant to have completed their service in the corporation between now and 2016.
“The recent appointments, promotions, and retirements are all a part of the ongoing restructuring exercise aimed at repositioning the Corporation into a lean, efficient, profit-driven organization in line with international best practices without regard to primordial sentiments.”
The NNPC, however, called on the Nigerian public to discountenance any report aimed at denigrating the ongoing reorganisation exercise in the Corporation.”