The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has decried attempts by a section of the media to politicize the recent appointments and retirements in the Corporation by imputing ethnic colouration to the exercise.
In a statement, the Corporation clarified that the appointments were made with the express approval of President Muhammadu Buhari and in compliance with extant laws regarding federal character, while the retirement exercise affected all those who were to retire between now and 2016 without any regard to ethnicity or state of origin.
“The recent appointments, promotions, and retirements are all a part of the on-going restructuring exercise aimed repositioning the Corporation into a lean, efficient, profit-driven organization in line with international best practices without regard to primordial sentiments.”
It called on the Nigerian public to discountenance any report aimed at denigrating the on-going reorganization exercise in the Corporation.
Group General Manager
Group Public Affairs Division
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
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