In furtherance of his commitment to transform the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) into an efficient and profit-oriented Organization, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has implored the management to team up with him to close the skills gap and turn the fortunes of the Corporation around.
Dr. Kachikwu made this plea during the maiden interactive session with the top management of the Corporation at the NNPC Towers Abuja.
The GMD said efforts are in top gear to create a conducive working environment for members of staff, adding that for the NNPC to transform into a profit center like its peers in other climes, the morale of the work force must be high.
Dr. Ibe urged the management to provide leadership by example to the workforce while adding that sectionalism, tribalism and any form of non-transparent transactions must be completely stamped out of the NNPC.
The GMD noted that his administration would ensure that all the refineries of the Corporation are run efficiently and profitably to meet the energy needs of the country.
He said the Corporate Service Unit and all the Strategic Business Units of the Corporation would henceforth be run as profit centers while noting that the days when the Corporation was perceived as a civil service organization instead of a Corporation were over.
The GMD urged members of staff to act as change agents and assured that in the next sixty days some of the strategic targets would be translated into concrete milestones to the appreciation of all Nigerians.