BREAKING: NNPCL Resigns All Employees With Less Than 15 Months To Retirement

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has sent all management staff who have less than 15 months until their statutory retirement on forced early retirement.

The early retirement will begin on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, according to a statement made by management of the oil company on Monday, September 17, 2023, and published early Tuesday morning on its X handle (formerly Twitter).

In order to pursue effective organizational renewal and support the accomplishment of NNPCL’s strategic business objectives, it was added that the decision had become essential.

“Reviving our workforce is now essential as we pursue effective organizational renewal to support the achievement of our strategic business objectives.

It stated: “As a result, other Management Staff with less than fifteen (15) months until statutory retirement will be leaving the Company effective September 19, 2023, in addition to the recent departure of three (3) Executive Vice Presidents.

“This is consistent with our pledge to increase the capabilities of NNPC Ltd. through targeted talent management and equal opportunity for all Nigerians. “

GISTLOVER recalls that NNPCL announced the appointment of new Executive Vice Presidents to lead important divisions of the company a few days prior, on September 17, 2023.

Initsemeyiwa A. Eyesan, and Olalekan Ogunleye were named Executive Vice Presidents for the Upstream, Gas, Power, and New Energy sectors respectively and Adedapo A. Segun In the downstream sector.

According to NNPC Ltd. ‘s commitment and drive for organizational renewal, anchored on our business imperatives, standards of excellence, people development, and strengthening our competencies and capabilities through broad-based leadership exposures, the company wishes to announce the following executive appointments with immediate effect,” the firm said before outlining the previously stated names/designations.

The President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Advisory Council’s subcommittee on Energy and Natural Resources made significant recommendations that led to this strategic reorganization in June 2023.

The subcommittee, which is dedicated to enacting crucial reforms in the energy sector, established a strict deadline of 0 to 100 days for the new administration to meticulously scour the NNPCL for capable, seasoned, and reform-driven leaders.

The company’s main goal is to make sure that it operates as a business entity in strict compliance with the Petroleum Industry Act’s (PIA) requirements and that it effectively transfers profits and taxes to the Federation Account.

In addition to making executive appointments, the subcommittee pushed for the strategic sale of some assets while also emphasizing the need to realign NNPCL.

These thorough suggestions demonstrate a determined effort to strengthen the NNPCL, facilitating its compliance with statutory requirements and reshaping it into a more effective and profit-oriented entity.

The NNPCL claims that the company’s internal developments are a sign of the times, ready to transform the energy industry and propel the country toward a more responsible and prosperous future.

Also of note is that the subcommittee suggested raising a sizeable $17.4 billion in funds, primarily through carefully planned sell-downs of NNPCL.

The committee’s plan calls for strategically selling joint venture interests down to a minority stake.

This strategy is painstakingly designed to streamline operations by removing the conventional cash call system from the operating model and promoting financial sustainability and efficiency.

Additionally, the committee pushed for the creation of a strong Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) operating model while also arguing for the prudent divestment of refinery interests.

These two carefully thought-out strategies are ready to restructure NNPCL’s financial structure, adding flexibility and a more lucrative course.

$17.4 billion is a sizeable infusion of capital that could help NNPCL move in the direction of a more successful and durable future.

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