Kachikwu said the government wants to expand NNPC’s operations and not reduce its workforce.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr. Ibe Kachikwu has said that no staff of the corporation will be sacked in the ongoing restructuring.
Kachikwu said this in a meeting with oil and gas labour leaders, in Abuja.
Vanguard reports that the minister said the government wants to expand NNPC’s operations and not reduce its workforce.
In his response, the Deputy President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Achese Igwe, said “We are going to vehemently resist any attempt to sack workers. We have advised service companies and multinational firms that are in the act of outsourcing and contracting that this will portend the loss of jobs for Nigerians. We say no to them because that is not what this government is all about.
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“The government today talks about job creation and not job losses. With the current economic challenge we are having in our country, we need not to lose jobs that are already created.”
Reports say the President is planning to NNPC will be divided into 4 separate companies