Chinazor Megbolu |
The Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) has denied plans to relocate jobs outside the country.
The Management at the weekend said it has no plans towards relocating Nigerian jobs outside the country.
In a signed statement by the General Manager for Policy, Government, and Public Affairs, CNL, Mr. Esimaje Brikinn, explained the allegation by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), that CNL has concluded plans to relocate jobs outside the country isn’t true.
He pointed out that CNL was only reviewing its manpower requirements in view of the changing business environment.
“The new organisational structure will require approximately 25 per cent reduction in the workforce across the various levels of its organisation.
“The aim is to have a business that is competitive, and have an appropriately sized organisation with improved processes.
“This will increase efficiency and effectiveness, retain value, reduce cost, and generate more revenue for the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“We have prospects for our company in Nigeria; however, we must make the necessary adjustments, in light of the prevailing business climate.
“We need everyone’s support to get through these tough times stronger, more efficient, and more profitable, in order to sustain the business,” he said.
Brikinn further hinted that CNL was in agreement with both its Joint Venture partners, comprising of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on the process.
According to him; “we are actively engaging our workforce, to ensure they understand why this is being done. We will continue to consistently engage all relevant stakeholders, including the leadership of the employee unions, as we continue this process of business optimisation”.
Recall the PENGASSAN arm of CNL branch accused the oil and gas company of sacking 600 Nigerian workers as well as planning to relocate jobs to America
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