COVID-19: NNPC Directs Non-Management Office-based Staff to Work from Home

  • Condoles with Achimugu’s Family

The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has directed all office-based staff below Management cadre across all its formations to work remotely from home with effect from Wednesday 24th March, 2020.

According to a statement by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, this is in compliance with the Federal Government’s directive on the COVID -19

Obateru said the directive which was conveyed to the NNPC workforce via a message  signed by the National Oil Company’s Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari,  directed all NNPC Strategic Business Units to activate their business continuity plans immediately to ensure minimal disruption to operations while protecting staff from exposure to the COVID-19.

He added that the NNPC leadership, since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease, has been providing daily enlightenment to staff on how to keep themselves and their families safe from infection.

Obateru said the corporation has ensured a compulsory temperature check on all staff and visitors, frequent handwash and the use of hand-sanitizer at points of entry into the Towers and all other locations of the corporation and the maintenance of social distancing at all times.

Meanwhile, the NNPC has condoled with the family of Engineer Suleiman Achimugu who passed on in the early hours of Monday after a bout with COVID-19.

Obateru said the corporation disclosed that the deceased who was Managing Director of the then Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a Downstream subsidiary of NNPC, went into self-isolation upon return from the United Kingdom on 10th March, 2020.

He said upon reporting palpable symptoms of Coronavirus disease, the NNPC Medical Services team collaborated with the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Public Health Department to ensure that all laid down protocol were followed in handling the case of Engr. Achimugu who retired on 24th July 2009 as Group General Manager, Renewable Energy Division (RED) of NNPC.

He said the corporation thought and prayers are with the entire members of the Achimugu family at this time.


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