The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has clarified that contrary to media reports, yesterday, no member of its staff was sacked in the course of the recent reshufflings in the corporation.
According to the Group General Manager in charge of NNPC’s Group Public Affairs Division, Nigerians should dismiss rumours that the organisation had relieved some of its staff members of their duties. He said that is unreal.
The reshufflings Explained: According to a statement signed by Mr Ughamadu, the exercise involved the statutory retirement of 11 NNPC senior management staff as well as the redeployment of 19 others. He stressed that such replacements are always effected by the NNPC before the final exit of retiring staff members.
More Explanation: Furthermore, Mr Ughamadu explained that these changes are often made in order to ensure uninterrupted operations of the NNPC as it works towards the actualisation of its mandate/objectives.
Retiring Staff Members: More so, the redeployment was carried out in order to replace its staff members that would be going on retirement soon. Below is the list of staff members on statutory retirement between May 1 and July 31, 2019:
- The General Manager of Chad Basin, Aniya Umaru. He is from the North-Eastern part of the country and retired on May 6, 2019;
- Adewale Ladenegan, the Managing Director of Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company. He hails from the South-West and retired on May 13, 2019.
- Musa Gimba, the Group General Manager of NNPC Leadership Academy. He is from the North-East and retired on May 14, 2019.
- Umma Musa, the General Manager, HR and Admin Services, Duke Oil. He is from North-West and retired on May 19, 2019.
- Emmanuel–Ate Ndidi, General Manager, Support Services, Nigeria Gas Company. He is from the South-South region and retires on May 30, 2019.
- Tsavnande Atighir, the Executive Director of Operations. He is from the North-Central.
- Okor Ovieghara, the General Manager, Upstream/Technical Assistant to the Group Managing Director. He hails from the South-South region.
Redeployed staffs: The 19 staffs that were recently redeployed are: Anas Mustapha Mohammed, Usman Faruk, Ali Muhammed Sarki, Osarolube Ezekiel, Ihya Aondoaver Mson, Isah Abubakar Lapal, Umar Hamza Ado, Garba Adamu Kaita, Ossai Uche, Usman Umar, Ehizoje Tunde Ighodaro, Ahmed Mohammed Abdulkabir, and Lere Isa Aliyu. Others are: Richard-Obioha Maryrose Nkemegina, Dikko Ahmed, Ibrahim Sarafa Ayobami, Usman Yusuf, Sambo Mansur Sadiq and Buggu Louis Tizhe.