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NNPC Depot Staff Get Stern Warning To Shun Corruption Or Face Sack

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has charged Depot and Area Managers of the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company (NPSC) to display utmost integrity in the conduct of their daily business or risk termination of their employment.

The depot staff received the stern warning from the NNPC boss at a retreat organized by the Storage Division of NPSC for all Depot Managers, Area Managers and Field Officers drawn from the 21 Depots across the country which held in Abuja.

Recall that Kyari came into office on July 8 with a firm promise to reform the operations of the State oil corporation and improve transparency.

The GMD in a statement by the Corporations spokesperson said In order to fit into the management’s reform focus themed ‘Transparency, Accountability and Performance Excellence (TAPE),’ there was no room for  under-hand dealings associated with the depots operations.

“Any personnel caught with any corrupt act would be shown the way out of Corporation without hesitation,” he warned.

Kyari however directed the staff to report any sleazy transaction to their superior and bring same to his attention if their superior officers failed to take any concrete action to stem such, adding that management was ready to reward staff who carried out their duties with distinction.

Also speaking at the retreat, NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Downstream, Engr. Adeyemi Adetunji, urged the operations staff to carry out their duties with  ethical standards  to break away from the old perception of the depots as centre of sleaze.

In his welcome address, the Managing Director of NPSC, Mr. Luke Anele, urged participants to bare their minds on any issue regarding their various areas of operations, stressing that the retreat was organized to x-ray the situation with the depots.

He urged the field officers to be more operationally-minded to reduce down-time and losses occasioned by breakdown of equipment.

SOURCE: thewhistler