Over 1,000 graduate trainees recently recruited by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will begin work on Monday, according to the corporation.
This was contained in a press release on Friday by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru.
The new employees will assume duty first, virtually while the corporation monitors the COVID -19 situation and the Federal Government’s directives.
The statement explained that the option of virtual assumption of duty was necessitated by the need to comply with extant protocol on social distancing.
The NNPC said the trainees had “completed online documentation, and will commence virtual onboarding on Monday.”
The statement said the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kolo Kyari, is excited about the assumption of duty of the graduate trainees, saying they are part of the succession plan to assure the future of NNPC group.
He congratulated the successful graduate trainees being brought onboard the NNPC group system, adding that much was expected of them.
The assumption of duty of the graduate trainees marks the successful completion of the 2019/2020 recruitment exercise.
He added that in pursuance of excellence, the NNPC group as an equal opportunity employer with business interests across the Oil & Gas Industry value chain would continue to recruit the best hands in order to buoy its operations nationwide.