Corruption: NNPC threatens to sack 1,050 depot staff

Posted by Adeola Yusuf | 5 September 2019 | 565 times

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•NNPC GMD Mele Kyari

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has threatened staff from its 21 depots across the country with sack “without hesitation,” over lack of transparency and accountability.

Each of the 21 depots, checks by New Telegraph showed, has an average of 50 staff.
Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, who yesterday confirmed that there were “under-hand dealings associated with the depots operations in the past,” told Depot and Area Managers of the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC) as well as field officers that “any personnel caught with any corrupt act would be shown the way out of Corporation without hesitation.”

Speaking at a retreat for the staff, the NNPC boss tasked the officials to display utmost integrity in the conduct of their daily business in order to fit into management’s strategic objective of Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE).

“He said there was no room for the kind of under-hand dealings that were associated with the depots operations in the past, stressing that any personnel caught with any corrupt act would be shown the way out of the corporation without hesitation,” Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Ndu Ughamadu, stated in a statement.

Kyari urged the officials to report any sleazy transaction to their superior and bring same to his attention if their superior officers failed to take any concrete action to stem such.
He added that management was ready to reward staff who carried out their duties with distinction.

Also speaking at the retreat, NNPC Chief Operating Officer (Downstream), Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, urged the operations staff to carry out their duties with the highest level of ethical standards in order to break away from the old perception of the depots as centres of sleaze.

Adetunji reminded them that he had signed a performance bond with the GMD and that the task of fulfilling the terms of the bond was not just for him, but for the entire staff of all the downstream subsidiaries.

In his welcome address, the Managing Director of NPSC, Mr. Luke Anele, urged participants to bare their minds on any issue regarding their various areas of operations, stressing that the retreat was organised to x-ray the situation with the depots.

He urged the field officers to be more operationally-minded to reduce down-time and losses occasioned by breakdown of equipment, adding that he was aware that they were working under very challenging environment.

“Your success will be measured by how much of the challenges you are able to surmount,” he charged them. (New Telegraph)

Source: News Express

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