Controversy over appointment of 20 Northerners of 23 NNPC Top Position jobs unnecessary, FG Replies Nigerians

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says its appointments always adhere to the principle of merit, transparency, accountability and placement of square pegs in square holes. Kennie Obateru, NNPC spokesman said this in a statement Sunday received by www.suncitynewsng.com. The corporation in March disengaged some of its staff and appointed new top management officials. This triggered criticisms from Nigerians, Niger Delta leaders and groups. But the corporation is insisting that federal character was also a factor in the progression of the newly appointees. 23 Management Positions Appointments Under Buhari in…

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