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Nigeria’s State-owned Oil Firm, NNCP Has 6,621 Employees

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says it currently has 6,621 staff strength both at its headquarters and across all its subsidiaries, divisions, and offices nationwide.

The corporation disclosed this in its report of compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s, EITI, Open Data requirements, released in Abuja on Monday, May 25, 2020.

The report disclosed that the 6,621 individuals comprised its total staff strength as of April 20, 2020.

This meant that the recently employed 1,050 fresh graduates were captured, as their employment was concluded in February.

The report said NNPC has 13 divisions/Strategic Business Units nationwide.

It said that while 5,410 of the corporation’s workforce representing 81.7 percent were male, 211 were women, representing 18.3 percent of its total staff strength.

The report further pointed out that the three refineries — Kaduna, Port Harcourt, and Warri refineries — had 1,898 staff, representing 28.7 percent of the NNPC group’s total workforce.

A breakdown of the staff distribution by the report showed that 1,869 staff, comprising 28.2 percent of its total workforce, were involved in operations engineering across all the divisions and Strategic Business Units, SBU; followed by human resources, with 818 staff.

This, it said, comprised 12.35 percent of its total workforce; while 684 staff were Health, Safety and Environment officers, representing 10.3 percent of its total workforce.

“Finance, Accounts, Audit, Tax, and Insurance staff across all its divisions and SBU are 605; commercial staffers are 506; general engineering staff is 466 and supply chain management staff, 337.

“Information technology personnel are 301; medical staff are 204; leadership staff is 196; while NNPC Group’s geosciences staff are 142,” it said.

The report also noted that public affairs staff were 108; petroleum engineering staff 74; legal personnel 55; and well engineering staff 48.

Furthermore, the report revealed that 27.2 percent, comprising 1,801 NNPC’s staff were currently employed in the corporate headquarters.

It said 13 percent of the NNPC group’s total workforce was employed in the Nigerian Pipelines and Storage Company, NPSC; while 758 individuals were currently employed in the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC.

This, it said, represented 11.4 percent of the NNPC group’s total workforce.

“The Port Harcourt Refining Company, PHRC, which is currently shut down and awaiting revamp, has 655 staff; Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC, 550 staff; the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company, WRPC, has 485 staff.

“NNPC’s commercial and investment subsidiary, National Petroleum Investment Management Services, NAPIMS, has 426 staff; while the corporation’s downstream subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC, has 255 staff,” it said

In addition, the report noted that Nigerian Gas Company, NGC, has 254 staff; Integrated Data Services Limited, 175 staff; Crude Oil Marketing Division of the NNPC, and Nigerian Gas Marketing Company, NGMC, 152 staff each.

“While National Engineering and Technical Company Limited, NETCO, has 64 staff in its employment.”

Analysis of the corporation’s staff strength showed that of the total workforce, while one staff was in JS2, 527 others were in JS1 grade-level categories respectively.

It noted that 85 staff, 103 staff, 259 staff, 740 staff, 700 staff, 1,674, and 1,690 staff were in the grade level SS7, SS6, SS5, SS4, SS3, SS2, and SS1 respectively.

Grade levels M6, M5, M4, M3, M2, and M1, which is the management cadre, had 408 staff, 238 staff, 143 staff, 44 staff, eight staff, and one staff (chief executive) respectively.

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