Newly recruited graduate trainees of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will resume duty virtually on Monday, May 4.
The statement announcing the resumption was released in Abuja on Thursday by Kennie Obateru, the group general manager of NNPC public affairs division.
“The trainees are to assume duty first, virtually, while the corporation monitors the COVID -19 situation and the Federal Government’s directives to determine a date of physical assumption of duty,” he said.
“The option of virtual assumption of duty was necessitated by the need to comply with extant protocol on social distancing and reduced number of people in the workplace, among other measures that have been introduced by the government as a result of the pandemic.”
The trainees are reported to have completed online documentation and would commence virtual onboarding on Monday.
According to the statement, Mele Kyari, NNPC group managing director, is excited about the assumption of duty of the new intakes noting that they are part of the succession plan to assure the future of NNPC.
Obateru said that the assumption of duty of the graduate trainees marked the successful completion of the 2019/2020 recruitment.
According to him, in pursuance of excellence, NNPC would continue to recruit the best hands in order to buoy its operations nationwide.
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