By Etuka Sunday
From all indications, the call by the physically challenged persons to be included in the ongoing recruitment exercise at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) fell on deaf ears, as the corporation blatantly ignored the plea.
Rather than looking into their demand, the corporation chose to be silent only with an announcement that the exercise has entered the third phase.
A release in Abuja by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, quoted NNPC Chief OperatingOfficer (COO), Services, Mr. Isa Inuwa, as informing in a broadcast that shortlisting of candidates for the exercise has been concluded.
The release stated that shortlisted candidates have been scheduled to sit for Computer Based Testing(CBT) on Saturday, 1st June, 2019 across the Country.
“Notification of progression to the next stage has been sent to all shortlisted candidates via text and e-mail, while other details such as test centre and time will be sent on or before the 27th of May, 2019,” the release stated.
Mr. Ughamadu relayed that validation of credentials of candidates would be a continuous process throughout the exercise, stressing that candidates discovered not to meet the advertised requirements or who had presented false documents at any stage would be withdrawn from the exercise.
NNPC management, in the release, appreciated management staff of the corporation who had contributed to the success of the exercise so far, expressing optimism that others who will be called upon to provide support during the upcoming stages would equally discharge their assigned tasks with the commitment, integrity and sense of responsibility.
An earlier release by Mr. Ughamadu, 27 March, 2019, had informed that the CBT would be administered in about 50 centres across the country, saying those who emerge successful in the test would subsequently be invited for oral interviews for final selection.
NNPC, an equal opportunity employer in the Oil and Gas Industry value chain, including exploration, refining, transportation and marketing of petroleum products, recently placed advertisements to recruit some categories of new hands to buoy its operations nationwide.
These are: Graduate Trainee; Senior officer and Supervisory Cadre; and Managerial Cadre.