Employees laud corporation’s transparent recruitment process
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has described the newly recruited graduate trainees (GTs) as excellent minds who represent the future of the corporation just as he restated commitment to promoting gender equality.
Kyari urged them to think out-of-the-box and help NNPC deliver on its mandate of crude oil exploration, refining, marketing, supplying and distribution of petroleum products as a key enabler of the national economy.
He made the call during a virtual platform session with the 1,050 of the new employees as part of their onboarding programme.
While admonishing them to join hands with other staff in building the corporation to become the National Oil Company of choice, Kyari said they should go the extra mile to achieve extraordinary results.
The onboarding virtual session followed the Federal Government COVID-19 guidelines limiting physical contacts.
“This is a company you will love to work for. But more than that, you will stay here and build a very fulfilling career. I have been around here for 29 years, and I have enjoyed every moment of it.
“From top down of the corporation, gender inclusiveness is reflected”, Mallam Kyari stated.
He urged the newly employed staff to uphold the NNPC core values of respect for the Individual, Integrity, Transparency, Accountability and Professional Excellence, ” Kyari said in a statement by Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Dr Kennie Obateru and obtained by PerSecondnews.
The GMD assured that the corporation was committed to their career growth and development.
Responding on behalf of the graduate trainees, Safula Karanga from Gombe State, commended the GMD for the strong leadership he has provided for the corporation through the completion of the recruitment process and the several medical interventions to the 36 states of the federation towards combating the novel Coronavirus pandemic.
Also, Oluwatobi Ayo Yusuf from Lagos State thanked the NNPC for the vision of providing a level-playing field for all the participants in the recruitment process, describing it as one of the fairest and transparent.
On his part, Onianwa Vin-Kingsley described the NNPC’s recruitment process as remarkable, urging other private and government institutions to always take a cue from the National Oil Company in order to inspire confidence in Nigerian youths that are the leaders of tomorrow.
In the same vein, Onyeulo Ikenna, a first-class graduate of Chemical Engineering, said despite the rigorous online application for the NNPC job which almost deterred him from applying, he was impressed that he was employed without knowing any godfather anywhere.
Enyi Ada, from Port Harcourt in Rivers State said her NNPC journey disappointed all her negativity about how recruitment processes were conducted in Nigeria, saying despite Coronavirus pandemic, the NNPC was able to conclude the process seamlessly.
She said: “We are a special people who have been onboarded at a challenging times like thi”.
For Bolarinwa Simeon, a Civil Engineer, while sounding philosophical, said:” Life is willing to give you whatever you want”, and noted that the entire NNPC recruitment process was transparent and credible from the computer-based test to the interview.
Suleiman Mahmud said his journey to NNPC was miraculous as he applied on the last day of the submission of application and after receiving his offer of appointment his sick mother recovered from her age long ailment miraculously.
The 1,050 graduate trainees recently recruited by NNPC assumed duty virtually on Monday 4th May, 2020, in view of the COVID-19 pandemic which has limited travels, movements and physical contacts in office settings in line with the federal government’s directives.