Contrary to reports circulating on various online media platforms that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), under the leadership of Group Chief Executive Officer Mele Kyari, was engaging in covert recruitment activities without proper board approval, this publication has reliably uncovered a different reality,leadership reports.

The aforementioned report had alleged that approximately 35 individuals had been clandestinely hired by NNPC Limited and were either undergoing medical assessments or taking entrance exams.

However, thorough investigations have revealed that no such recruitment process is currently underway at the national oil company. Since its transformation into a limited company governed by the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), NNPC Limited has established a rigorous recruitment framework that is impervious to compromise.

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The enactment of the Petroleum Industry Act, which facilitated NNPC Limited’s transition to a CAMA company, has further fortified the organization’s governance structure, rendering it resistant to manipulation.

A trustworthy source affirmed, “NNPC Limited’s recruitment procedures are aligned with the highest standards of governance and are not susceptible to manipulation.” The source vehemently dismissed the allegations of covert hiring as unfounded and emphasized that NNPC Limited’s governance structure remains robust and unscathed.

The source declared, “The report is spurious. NNPC Limited does not engage in haphazard, secret recruitment. There exists a framework that ensures the application of the best governance practices in its recruitment process,”

“NNPC Limited adheres to a standard recruitment structure that is inviolable; it’s a robust governance framework that no official can tamper with.”

The source also pointed out that there have been concerted efforts to tarnish the reputation of the NNPC’s management, headed by Mr. Kyari, and suggested that the allegations of covert recruitment might be a part of these malicious campaigns.

Furthermore, the source proposed that the recent retirement and restructuring of certain employees within NNPC Limited may have contributed to the dissemination of such claims by disgruntled individuals.

“Recall that a few days ago, some employees were asked to retire, and it is natural for those with several months left until retirement to be unhappy about being asked to leave the organization,” the source added.

“So, it is conceivable that these claims of secret recruitment may be originating from dissatisfied individuals who are displeased with the retirement and restructuring measures taking place within the company.”

The source concluded by affirming that the management of NNPC Limited is well aware of the orchestrated campaign to besmirch the leadership of the company. However, the management remains undeterred and resolute in pursuing its mandate, which is centered on “Four P’s”: production, production, production, and production, in accordance with the directives of the President.


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