As part measure toward ensuring Nigerian economy is given needed force that drive its performing force, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) General Managing Director has charged entire corporation’s management team on need for all hands to be deck to enable 2018 budget of the office was effective put into use.
Baru stated that the corporation was evolving measures to implement its 2018 budget effectively, the move of which was disclosed during a two-day Management Steering Committee Meeting which commenced on Thursday at NNPC office in Abuja to review the first quarter (Q1) performance report and close out on 2017 operations.
Speaking at the meeting, the corporation’s charged participants, including Chief Operating Officers (COOs), Autonomous Business Units (ABU) and Managing Directors, Strategic Business Units (SBUs), as well as Heads of Corporate Services Units (CSUs), to focus more on the implementation aspect of the report.
He said that management would do most of the front-end work by liaising with relevant government officials to see that the corporation’s budget is signed off on time.
“I want us to look at the performance side very closely and channel our contributions on that”, Dr. Baru urged, stressing that there was need to ensure that the steering committee meeting held on schedule every quarter.
“Now that the budget is almost ready, we need all the various departments to get the relevant documents to enable us secure approval for implementation of the capital projects. What we will now do is to commit and get the approvals”, he said.
Besides, the corporation stated that it was considering expansion of the capacity development arrangement with its Joint Venture (JV) partners to facilitate a more robust cross-posting of staff between the organizations.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO), Corporate Services, Isah Inuwa, while leading staff on secondment from Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) and Shell during a meeting with Baru, recently, said that the meeting was designed to appraise the GMD on what the staff on cross posting to the corporation had achieved during their assignment.
However, the GMD commended the partners on their diligence and ability to achieve significant land mark at face of challenge of working in an environment different from that of their primary employers.
As gathered, the cross-posting arrangement is a scheme designed to deepen understanding among the JV partners and develop capacity.