Amidst the raving coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has sacked 850 employees.
According to Lumumba Okugbawa, General Secretary of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), many of those sacked worked in the nation’s moribund refineries, and are both skilled and unskilled contractors, including technicians who helped maintain Nigeria’s oil refineries
The NNPC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In May, the NNPC said it had more than 6,600 staff.
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