Oil workers say the administration and programmes of the current Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, are worker friendly.
The workers, under the Group Executive Councils (GECs) of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) rated the Baru-led administration of the national oil company after an evaluation of its programmes.
In a statement signed by the group secretaries of the two in-house unions, Comrade Sulaiman Sulaiman of PENGASSAN GEC and Comrade Uche Amara of NUPENG GEC, the workers said they had been following the GMD’s 12 focus-area drive towards bringing back NNPC to the path of success with keen interest.
The unions commended the plans and pronouncements toward a comprehensive rehabilitation of the three nation’s refineries to achieve optimal capacity utilization by 2017.
They noted that that was a clear drift from the initial position, which the unions always rejected, where important national assets were placed for sale as scrap, adding that the proposal to adopt a new model that will bring investors to increase productivity without having to lose jobs was commendable.
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