Dr. Emmanuel Kachikwu, Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has outlined some of his vision for the corporation.
Kachikwu, the former ExxonMobil boss, said the Corporate Service Unit and all the Strategic Business Units of the corporation would henceforth be run as profit centers, explaining that the days when NNPC was perceived as a civil service organisation instead of a profit-making corporation are over.
The change will form part of the measures by the new administration to ensure that all the refineries of the corporation are run efficiently and profitably to meet the energy needs of the country.
The GMD, speaking at the maiden interactive session with the top management of the corporation at the NNPC Towers, Abuja, urged members of staff to act as change agents that would bring to fruition the new corporate giant.
Kachikwu assured that in the next 60 days, some of the strategic targets would be translated into concrete milestones to the appreciation of all Nigerians.
Mr. Ohi Alegbe, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, said in a statement that the GMD also spoke about the skills gap in the corporation and implored the management to team up with him to close the skills gap and turn the fortunes of the corporation around.
The GMD said efforts are in top gear to create a conducive working environment for members of staff, adding that for the NNPC to transform into a profit center like its peers in other climes, the morale of the work force must be high.
He urged the management to provide leadership by example to the workforce while adding that sectionalism, tribalism and any form of non-transparent transactions must be completely stamped out of the NNPC.