July 21, 2024

NNPC Ltd sacks 322 staff in 12 months

By Our Reporter

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) disengaged about 322 staff from its workforce across its subsidiaries in 2023, according to data obtained by EnergyDay.

In its staff distribution data for 2023 released recently, NNPC Ltd, said that its total workforce stood at 6,032 staff as at the end of the first quarter of 2023, declining by 5.34 per cent or 322 staff, reducing the workforce to 5,710 individuals as at the end of 2023.

The NNPC stated that 81.4 per cent of its total staff in the first quarter of 2023 (4,911 employees) were male, while female workers make up 18.6 per cent (1,121 employees).

In addition, the national oil firm noted that in the second quarter of 2023, its staff strength dropped by 3.27 per cent to 5,835 employees, compared to first quarter’s staff strength.

The NNPC added that the second-quarter employee figure stood at 4,747 and 1,088 for male and female, respectively.

In the third quarter of 2023, the NNPC reported that its staff strength returned to 6,032, the same point it was at the end of the first quarter of the same year; while it dropped by 5.34 per cent to 5,710 staffers at the end of the fourth quarter of 2023, comprising 4,648 male workers and 1,062 female workers.

Giving a breakdown of its workforce, the NNPC stated that it has one staff in the most senior top management cadre (M1), who is also the chief executive officer; five staff in the M2 cadre; 32 staff in the M3 category and 116 staff, 189 staff and 605 staff in the M4, M5 and M6 category, respectively.

In the senior staff category, it has 1,960 staff, 444 staff, 691 staff, 223 staff, 1,097 staff, 67 staff and 17 staff in the SS1, SS2, SS3, SS4, SS5, SS6 and SS7 cadre, respectively.

In the junior staff category, the NNPC said it has 262 staff in the JS cadre and one staff in the JS 2 cadre.

Further analysis of its workforce by gender across all categories showed that 94 per cent of its 263 junior staff (JS4-JS1) were male, comprising 246 staff, while six per cent (17 staff) were female.

Furthermore, of the 4,499 individuals in the senior staff category (SS7 – SS1), 3,673, comprising 82 per cent of the total in the category, were male, while 826 workers, comprising 18 per cent of the total were female.

The NNPC added that total staff in the middle management category stood at 794, comprising 616 male staff (78 per cent) and 178 female staff (22 per cent); while in the top management category of the 154 staff, 113, representing 73 per cent of the category’s total were male, and 41 staff (27 per cent of the total) were female.